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Depression and its relationship to diabetes
It is important to know that people with diabetes have a greater risk of
developing depression than that of people without diabetes. Some of the
symptoms of depression are because of the disease and what the people feel
that they have lost or what they are about to go through.
It is hard to be told that you are not faced with a disease for the rest
of your life. Diabetes is something that there is no cure for. The only
thing that you can do is control it so that you can live a happy and
It is hard to think about not being able to enjoy the things that you have
always enjoyed in life. For some, these things do not have to be
completely removed from their life, they only need to be monitored so that
they do not over indulge in certain foods and other things like that.
Many people will be depressed thinking that they are not going to be able
to do the things that they once did in life. They will feel limited or
held back which in turn will bring on things like depression and sadness.
Many times people that are diabetic will have thoughts of loneliness and
feelings that no one understands them. Some even think that it is so bad
that they would be better off dead. This is certainly not true.
If there is someone that has been diagnosed with diabetes that you know
and that has these feelings, they need reassurance. They need to know and
understand that it is not the end of the world and that they are going to
be fine. They need to know that they have people to help them through this
difficult time and that they are loved.
For a few diabetics it may be necessary for them to seek treatment for
their problems. They may have to have the help of a therapist to get them
the help that they will need in order to feel better about what they are
going to have to go through and how to change their lifestyle in the