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Diabetes and Mental Health

Is mental health pretty low on your list of priorities for managing diabetes? This may change your mind.

Mental health affects so many aspects of daily life—how you think and feel, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. You can see how struggling to manage mental health could make it harder to stick to your diabetes care plan.

The Mind-Body Connection

Thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can affect how healthy your body is. Untreated mental health issues can make diabetes worse, and problems with diabetes can make mental health issues worse. But fortunately if one gets better, the other tends to get better, too.

Getting help for a mental health issue can help you manage diabetes, too.

Check these CDC resources:

Diabetes and Mental health

A research brief

Additional resources from diabeticdistress.org


Using the DDS 

From ADA:

Ease Stress from Diabetes 

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