Diabetes True Confessions
They say confession is good for the soul. It's also a good way to show others they are not alone in their challenges. Talking about what ails you can also foster a sense of community.
We asked the dLife community: What self-sabotaging habits do you have that derail your diabetes management?
Boy, did you respond! And our dLife experts had something to say too that can help with those challenges so you can move forward!
Reviewed by Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFNC. 8/14
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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...