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Healthy Coping

Diabetes can affect you physically and emotionally. Living with it every day can make you feel discouraged, stressed and even depressed. It is natural to have mixed feelings about having diabetes. You can expect to experience highs and lows. It is important to recognize these emotions as typical. Your family and friends can help. Attending support groups are a great idea. The Diabetes Center offers a monthly support group the first Tuesday of each month. Check out the calendar.

True or False?

No one wants to hear about your problems. When you are feeling down, keep it to yourself.

Answer

False. You need to talk about your feelings and emotions with friends, family and your doctor. Often times just being heard is all anyone really needs to solve the problem.

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