Diabetes and depression
Your ability to cope with your diagnosis will impact on your
overall health. We can't tell you how you'll feel, but we do know
that everyone reacts differently.
- Don't isolate yourself
- Don't be hard on yourself
- Talk to your diabetes health care team and let them know
how you are going
- Set small and specific goals
- Confide in someone - talk to your family and friends so they
know how you feel
It's OK to ask for help. Day to day challenges can sometimes
feel overwhelming but it can be easier to manage with the right
support. Diabetes Queensland offers a psychologist phone service should you wish
to make an appointment to talk to someone.
Let people know
Tell people close to you that you have diabetes. Give them a
chance to support you and make them aware of how diabetes impacts
your life. An ID bracelet is a good idea because if you have a
hypo, people will know how to help you.
There is no legal requirement for you to tell your employer that
you have diabetes, but it may help them understand your treatment
and management plans.