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What scares you the most about diabetes?
Low blood sugars
 
Dealing with diabetes-related depression
 
Any/all of the complications
 
Never being able to do what I really want/love
 
Experiencing an emergency while I am alone
 
Not being able to pay for my care
 
Feeling alone with my diabetes
 
That my loved one with diabetes will have complications
 
A death due to diabetes complications
 
A mix of the above/other
 

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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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