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What aspect of your diabetes maintenance causes you the most stress?
Taking medication
0%
Checking my blood glucose levels all the time
6%
Possible complications
6%
Knowing what to eat
6%
Finding time and motivation for exercise
9%
Managing all my diabetes-related appointments
0%
I hate the needles!
1%
Becoming totally insulin dependent
2%
Dealing with highs/lows
11%
I just don't want people to know I have it.
1%
Some of the above
30%
All of the above
11%
None of the above
1%
I don't get stressed that often about managing my diabetes.
9%
Total votes are 779
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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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