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Depression and anxiety with diabetes diagnosis

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I was diagnosed with depression when I was 14. I'm 18 now and have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. When my blood sugars get low, it causes me to go into a very depressed stage and is exhausting to get out of. Being diagnosed with this has also been causing me to have what I think are panic attacks, my chest hurts and I can't breathe and it feels like everything is closing around me. Is this something I should talk to my parents about and then a doctor? Having this happen is very mentally exhausting and I want it to go away. I've been trying to fight it with just my antidepressants and by thinking positively but it's getting more difficult every time. I'm not sure how to approach this or what to do. I used to see a therapist for my depression and suicidal thoughts but my parents no longer will pay for it so I can't see her anymore. Is this a sign of anxiety?

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replied April 16th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Depression is a risk factor for diabetes.
You should visit your primary health practitioner to evaluate you and make a better strategy for your future.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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