Get help with the emotional side of diabetes management
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
- dLife Online Diabetes Community Forum
- Do You Need a Support Group?
- Join the Crowd: Support Groups for Parents of Children with Diabetes
- An Intimate Look Inside a Diabetes Support Group (Video)
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