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Diabetes and Emotional Health

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Diabetes can have a dramatic effect on the whole person. Diagnosis and management of diabetes is physically and emotionally challenging. The constant struggle to maintain blood sugars within recommended ranges can be stressful for individuals with diabetes as well as their families, friends, and coworkers.

The daily stress of diabetes management can lead to anxiety, depression and feelings of failure and isolation. Support for people with diabetes from their health care team, family, friends and  work colleagues is vital for overall health.

Learn more about depression and diabetes and how to support employees with diabetes from Diabetes at Work.

Emotional Wellbeing Lesson Plan

The NDEP also has valuable support and behavior change resources at Diabetes Health Sense