Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes

Diabetes and depression

Living with diabetes can affect your emotional wellbeing, but you can learn some strategies to help you cope and positively impact on your overall health.


Coping strategies

  • Don't isolate yourself
  • Don't be hard on yourself
  • Talk to your diabetes health care team and let them know how you are coping.  It's ok if you're having a difficult time.  Let them know - they are there to help
  • Set small and specific goals
  • Confide in someone that you trust - talk to your family and friends so they can support you.


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

Don't be afraid to let people know that you have diabetes.  Give people the chance to support you and educate them on how diabetes impacts your life. Wearing an ID bracelet is a great idea, because if you have a hypo, people will know how to help you.