Emotional toll of diabetes ‘needs more recognition’

  • Image copyright – Getty Images – – – – Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says.Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life.Three in five said their condition made…
  • “Life-changingThe number of people diagnosed with diabetes – type 1 and type 2 – is on the rise.
  • According to Diabetes UK, about 700 people are diagnosed every day.And it’s a life-changing diagnosis.Those affected often have to check their blood sugars up to 10 times a day and plan their meal breaks – and what they will be eating – factoring in any exercise they may be doing….
  • It is usually seen in adults and is often associated with obesity – It is important to keep blood sugar under control to prevent health complications – Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include – feeling very thirsty, passing urine more often than usual, particularly at night and feeling very tired…
  • “We want to see a system where specialist support – from people who understand diabetes – is made available to those who need it.

Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.
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What is it like to go through a mental health crisis?

  • Despite three suicide attempts, Sophie has been waiting for months to receive treatment.
  • Details of organisations offering mental health support at bbc.co.uk/actionline or call free on 08000 564 756.
  • What’s it like when you experience an acute mental health crisis?
  • She told the BBC her story as part of a special animation commissioned to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • Details of organisations offering information and support with mental health are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline, or you can call for free, at any time to hear recorded information on 08000 564 756.

Despite three suicide attempts, Sophie has been waiting for months to receive treatment. Details of organisations offering mental health support at bbc.co.uk/actionline or call free on 08000 564 756.
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