Accepting diabetes is not easy
- When people are first diagnosed with diabetes, they may have various stages of adjustment. These stages can be:
- Depression or sadness
It is ok to tell your doctor
- Its important to tell your health care provider:
- That you are having a hard time accepting the idea that you have diabetes (or cancer, whichever is the issue for you).
- That you are depressed, angry, scared or stressed.
- Or however you are feeling.
- Sharing these feelings can be the first step to:
- Feeling better.
- Decreasing the effect of these emotions on your blood sugar.
- If you are already coping with the complications of diabetes, you may have to:
- Use a wheelchair.
- Wear orthopedic shoes.
- Experience worsening eyesight.
- Start kidney dialysis.
- Have an amputation.
Diabetes and Emotions
- If these emotions are keeping you from:
- Doing your work.
- Having good family interactions.
- Enjoying your family, your usual activities and hobbies.
- Taking good care of yourself.