All #chronic diseases are known to take a toll on our #mental wellbeing. It is the #psychological burden of managing something long term.
It is about the frustrations, fears, and discouragement that people go through on a daily basis. And we know that those can really make it tough for people to engage with their diabetes management.
On the day you develop #diabetes, the universe gives you a new job to do. It is a job with no vacations, no pay, and it requires a fair amount of effort.
The aggravations can be interpersonal as well, as a result of the shame and guilt that are especially associated with type 2 diabetes. There are so many different emotional and behavioural aspects that just can bring you down and lead to becoming discouraged and even disengaged from your own #healthcare.
People who are struggling with elevated levels of diabetes #distress over time clearly do more poorly in terms of sugar control.
Speak to your doctor/psychologist if you or your family member is struggling with these issues.