Dealing with Diabetes

Ever felt like there’s too much stuff going on in your head? Or like everyone is carrying on about insulin injections and blood glucose levels, and all you want to do is shout “What about me?”

Feeling sad, angry and completely over diabetes is okay, in fact it’s pretty normal. But getting your head around having diabetes and working out ways to deal with it is important so that you can get on with enjoying your life.

Because diabetes usually comes out of the blue, you’re not prepared for it and your whole life’s turned upside down, so it’s normal to feel:

  • Angry
  • Sad
  • In Denial
  • Stressed
  • Guilty

You shouldn’t be embarrassed or ashamed to reach out or talk to someone. There are a lot of supportive people around you including your family, friends and health care professionals.

There are also online resources available that can help guide you to understand your emotions and seek further encouragement.

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