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.
- 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 is important that you own your care. Self-management is
the key to coping with diabetes. For further information please
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.