You can give hope to people living with diabetes

Life with diabetes can be so challenging. Mary, in her mid-fifties, had been managing just fine for years, until she caught a common winter bug.

“I had everything in life, a lovely family, a career in a fascinating area, and I was living healthy with type 1 diabetes because I was on top of managing it all. Then suddenly, I fell ill and everything that I had built up – it just fell like a deck of cards. I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t ask anyone for help, because I was the one helping others.”

It’s not uncommon for diabetes to put additional pressure on people’s life to the point that they need extra care and support. And when there is a common need among people living with diabetes, it’s our mission to respond to it.

Our new program, Psychologist on Call, provides phone counselling sessions every week. We are seeing a great demand for this service and would like to extend it to help more people.

Mary eventually found the courage to pick up the phone and call our psychologist.

More than 50% of people with diabetes are thought to have mental health issues such as diabetes distress or depression.

Please donate today. Your support is needed to make life easier for people like Mary.

““It changed my life, it really did. I feel confident that I can deal with the challenges, whenever they arrive.””

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