Diabetes emotional symptoms: The 5 signs of diabetes distress and burnout

Lots of people feel upset, angry, overwhelmed or other negative feelings towards diabetes diagnoses – this is called diabetes distress.

It’s normal to feel like this sometimes, but it’s important you get help.

According to Diabetes UK, if you don’t get support to help you cope with diabetes distress you’re more likely to reach burnout and that can be really serious.

Diabetes distress is when a person feels frustrated, defeated or overwhelmed by diabetes, but it doesn’t mean that you have these feelings about other parts of your life.

It’s not the same as depression, but diabetes distress can turn into depression if you have these feelings for a while and they aren’t going away.


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