There’s no doubt a diagnosis of diabetes can leave emotions in turmoil. If you are feeling overwhelmed this area will help you navigate to resources and support so you can gain more balance and well-being.
Diabetes and mental health are very closely linked. It is estimated that approximately 30% of people with diabetes have symptoms of depression at one time or another. Our ‘support for mental health’ section explores the commonly-seen issues and offers helpful tips on how to cope and manage.
The burden of living with diabetes can seem overwhelming at times. Remember that you’re not alone and there are many resources available to help you. Begin by recognizing the support that is ready and waiting through your own diabetes team. Support goes far beyond the support of diabetes medical specialists to include the emotional guidance and assistance of social workers, psychologists, and advocates for financial aid for people living with diabetes.
Perhaps you are a caregiver or a parent with a child with type 1 diabetes and find it difficult or stressful to provide support. We have assembled a group of articles to help guide you.
Recognize that you are not alone. There are lots of people with diabetes who have overcome challenges and succeeded in fulfilling their dreams. You may find reason for hope with one or more of the stories in the section ‘Inspirational Stories’, where people with type 2 diabetes share personal insights and reflect on their experience living with diabetes.
Diabetes Care Community team has also created a special section with COVID-19 Support resources for our community during this time of staying at home, self-isolation or quarantine.