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Diabetes - Does It Affect Psychologically?

Diabetes - Does It Affect Psychologically?

The number of people suffering from diabetes is increasing day by day. Being diagnosed with diabetes not only changes someone's lifestyle, it also brings about a myriad of feelings and emotions that can be difficult to express or deal with. It is important to understand that these feelings are normal and they generally get better as a diabetic becomes more aware of how to deal with the disorder and its effects.

Denial: One major psychological effect of diabetes is experiencing denial. At first, a person may get overwhelmed with how the disorder will affect their life. They may also be told that they need to change their diet and eat healthier. A physician may also say that other health complications could arise such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation as a result from diabetes.

Depression: Depression is a common psychological effect of diabetes. Depression can be a very serious effect and may require professional counselling and assistance to help deal with this effects of the disorder.