Emotional Health and Diabetes

Posted on April 27, 2018

Diabetes can send our emotional health into a spiral. While you begin to balance your blood sugar, don't neglect your emotional health. Exercise, meditation, and keeping a hobby can improve your mood. Talk to your doctor if you feel depression or anxiety.

On DiabetesTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with type 2 diabetes, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Emotional health is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about emotional health:

A member shares how lowering stress can help with blood sugar and blood pressure.

I recently started a mindfulness-based stress reduction class, which I believe is slowly helping me.

I find reading helps me reduce stress levels.

Here are some question and answer threads about emotional health:

I sometimes forget to take my insulin when stressed. What helps you remember?

Diabetes can be stressful at times, but how can we make it fun?

Does anyone feel frustrated being diabetic?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to DiabetesTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I really believe the metforman and other medications creates depression and mental issues
I stop mine
8 week now. I feel much better
So what gives ?

posted about 17 hours ago


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