A Healthy Mind and Diabetes
Looking after your diabetes, blood glucose levels, diet or treatment can be a significant source of stress. You can experience unique emotional issues directly related to the burdens and worries of living with a chronic disease like diabetes. Many people with diabetes experience common feelings of worry, frustration, concern and ‘burn-out’. These feelings can often arise from concerns about looking after your diabetes, lack of support, emotional burden, and difficulty accessing health care services.
People with higher stress levels are more likely to develop higher blood glucose levels than those with lower stress levels. Finding the source of pressure for you is important so stress management strategies can be put in place.