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Self-Esteem and Diabetes

Posted on April 13, 2018

For some people, diabetes can affect a person's self-esteem and how you view your physical self. which may include blaming yourself or if you feel attractive to others. Some people with diabetes blame themselves for having the illness or its complications, while others may think less of themselves because they feel different.

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. Self-esteem is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about self-esteem:

I blame my self for turning pre-diabetes into full-blown diabetes because of depression.

A member shares a quote to help with self-esteem.

The minute people see me they ask if I'm diabetic. It makes me feel bad about myself.

One choice at a time...

Today I am acknowledging the fact I have type 2 diabetes and am making plans to fight it.

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.

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