Healthy Coping

Get help with the emotional side of diabetes management

By Theresa Garnero

Did you know there is a high rate of depression amongst people with diabetes? How are you coping with having diabetes? How supportive are family members or friends? How do you relax? If you need some tips on how to handle the emotional aspects of living with diabetes, you are not alone. Ask to see a Medical Social Worker, or talk with someone who has diabetes to get the support you need.

Visit these resources for key information on healthy coping with diabetes:

Diabetes Support Groups

Coping with Diabetes

Smoking Cessation

Stress Management

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Last Modified Date: July 03, 2013

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by Nicole Purcell
It's been a roller coaster week for me - both in terms of stress levels and bloodsugars. I have had some real high points - feeling positive and happy and just generally great - and I've had some moments of pure panic, stress and bad decision making. Although I know that stress is likely causing the ups and downs of my sugars as well, it really is kind of a chicken and egg thing, isn't it? For example, on Sunday I spent the day in a really great place in terms of bloodsugar...