Your Loved Ones Can Help You Cope with Diabetes

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Your Loved Ones Can Help You Cope with Diabetes

Your Loved Ones Can Help You Cope with Diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-with-diabetes/coping-with-issues.html

Coping with diabetes can be hard and stressful. But feeling anxious or depressed may make it even harder for you to take care of yourself and keep your blood sugar levels under control. Talk to your loved ones and let them know how you feel. Getting support from your family and friends can help you better cope with diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program's https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/index.html (NDEP) Coping with Emotional Issues https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-with-diabetes/coping-with-issues.html web page has resources to help you and your loved ones cope with the emotional struggles that you may face when living with diabetes. Remember, you can always talk to your health care team about how you feel. If you feel sad often or think you might be depressed, ask your doctor for help. Don't know what to say or how to start the conversation? Here are a few questions to help you get started:

I'm worried that I may be depressed. What can I do to feel better? What can I expect if you send me to talk with a mental health professional? What kind of medicine helps with depression? If I am given medicine for depression, how long will it take for me to feel better? If I am given medicine, will it have any side effects? Will I have to take these medicines forever?

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