Diabetes and Mental Illness

April 12, 2021

Diabetes is a secretly deadly disease that if not treated properly can cause a lot of pain and suffering.  If you have a mental illness it will definitely negatively impact the symptoms you are dealing with.  Diabetes impacts areas such as how you feel, what you eat and physically what you can tolerate.  If you have depression and anxiety it will enhance these symptoms and make matters worse for you within the context of being well.  Diabetes of any type hinges on appropriate diagnoses and self management.  The most critical aspect of these co-mordid diagnosis is managing the symptoms and not the diseases.  These are not curable diseases and education and self regulation comes before anything.  Symptom remission, improve quality of life and managing the psychiatric component.

 

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