Bipolar with Psychosis

A Guide for navigating mental illness

By - billV

Blood Sugar and My Mood

The manic states that I experience are directly related to my blood sugar levels. When I have a blood glucose level above 200, its incredibly difficult to sleep. I wake up around 3:00 am and feel the need to write. Like there is so much going on in my brain that I can’t hold it in any longer.
I got an insulin pump yesterday. That is supposed to help me keep my shit straight. It seems pretty handy so far. Unfortunately the needle I have to use to install this piece of machinery to my body, is incredibly long and painful. But it removes the need to give myself five or six shots per day.
I use the Tandem T-slim insulin pump. So far it works great. It looks like this. They’re a little expensive if you don’t have insurance. I got mine from the VA Medical Center in San Diego. They take care of me there. I use to despise that place. Then I realized how hard those people work and how much they care. Now I’m impressed by every encounter I have in that building.
I’m curious as to how many diabetics have issues with psychosis? If any. Or is this something that I got independently of the diabetes. Like a hereditary mind jam?

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