It’s no surprise that living with diabetes can be a challenge to a person’s physical and mental well-being. But knowing the symptoms of depression, and how to manage them, is often the first step to feeling better.
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One in three people with diabetes are affected by symptoms of depression.
Symptoms of depression include sad or hopeless feelings that:
Occur most days, or last most of the day
Lasts more than two weeks
Affects your work, as well as social relationships
Other symptoms of depression can include:
Changes in appetite
Loss of interest in activities you previously enjoyed
Depending on how severe the depression symptoms are, treatment for depression can include changes to lifestyle, as well as adding medication, or seeing a health care professional who specializes in mental health.
Speak with your doctor or visit here for more information.
Having depression can affect how you take care of yourself, your blood glucose management and your overall quality of life. This can lead to additional diabetes-related health problems.
Asking for help isn’t always easy, but it can often make the journey a lot smoother. We’ve put together some helpful resources for you to help you find your way.
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