Janis Roszler, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, FAND is the 2008-2009 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year. She is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and Marriage and Family Therapist. Janis is the author of Diabetes on Your OWN Terms, and co-author of Approaches to behavior : changing the dynamic between patients and professionals in diabetes care and education, The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes, and Sex and Diabetes - For Him and For Her, which was nominated for the 2009 Consumer Book of the Year by the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Follow Janis on twitter: @dearjanis.
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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...