Tracking blood glucose levels, dosing insulins, planning your meals, and taking care of your physical needs are vital. It’s a lot of work and it can be emotionally draining. It is normal to be bummed out or tired of managing diabetes. It is a sign of strength to ask for help.
Maintaining your mental and emotional health is necessary for good diabetes management. Feeling physically good is more than half the battle—feeling good about yourself allows you to take care of yourself.
Deal with natural emotions like stress, sadness, anger, and denial before they lead to depression.
Featured book: Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can't Take It Anymore is an interactive book that addresses the emotional issues that contribute to poor glycemic control and provides guidance to overcoming the barriers to good self-care.
Diabetes is the perfect breeding ground for anger.
Denial is that voice inside repeating: "Not me." Most people go through this when first diagnosed.
Studies show that people with diabetes have a greater risk of depression than people without diabetes.