Around one in five people with diabetes suffers from depression. The constant pressure of having to manage your condition can leave you feeling depressed. This can make you less motivated to look after your condition, especially when it comes to exercising, having your balanced meals at the right time and taking medication.
What causes depression among diabetics?
- Just been diagnosed
- Feeling that you have to control everything you eat thereby missing out on the good things in life
- Being told that you present signs of long term complications
- When nothing you do seems to be controlling your sugar readings
- Suffering from advanced complications of diabetes
Whether it’s you or someone you know, it is important to recognize the symptoms of depression early on and seek help as soon as possible.