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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