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How much does diabetes affect your emotions?
A lot - I think about diabetes all the time.
 
Enough - but I feel emotionally healthy.
 
A little - when it gets tough I feel emotional.
 
Not much - diabetes doesn't affect my emotions.
 
Not sure - it depends on the day.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
I am body dysmorphic. Since my teens, I have had what has been diagnosed as a distorted view of my weight, shape, and size. It is challenging, and it really does make living with diabetes even more difficult. For three days, in spite of no changes in a regimented eating and exercise routine, I have felt gigantic. I can barely look in the mirror because I don't like what I see. I feel as if I have tons of fat beneath my skin, just pulsing against the pores. I feel like...