Coping with Diabetes
According to current statistics, 2200 people are diagnosed with diabetes
each day. Living with diabetes is tough. It requires daily thought
and effort. Dealing daily with diet, exercise, insulin, and medication
can easily overwhelm us. Add to this the worry over current and future
complications and it is understandable that people become depressed,
anxious, and throw up their arms in exasperation.
This need not be so. Treatment for diabetes has never been more effective.
Although the risks for complications cannot be eliminated; proper diet,
exercise, and blood sugar management can reduce them.
As a diabetic I am intimately aware of these challenges. I am equally
aware that you can manage many aspects of this disease and lower your
risk of complications. I am happy to work with your doctor, nutritionist,
and Certified Diabetes Educator to help keep you on track.
Depression: Depression is common among sufferers of diabetes from time
to time. After all, who would be not stressed coping with a serious disease?
Fortunately, depression can b effectively treated. Whether you are newly
diagnosed, or have been coping with diabetes for years, I offer talk
therapy that can help you do the things you need to do to manage your
disease and live your life to its fullest.
Diabetes “Burn-Out”: Often when newly diagnosed we make great efforts
to control our disease effectively. But as time goes by it gets harder
and harder to stay on track. Sometimes we get discouraged and get off
track, letting down our control and maintenance. This can have dangerous
effects on our health and increase our risk of complications tremendously!
I can help you stay motivated so that diabetes becomes just one facet
of your life, not your entire life.
If you are having trouble dealing with your diabetes please call me and
we can discuss how to get you back on track.