Struggling to Cope?

Diabetes can be tough to manage emotionally as well as physically. These pages look at the different emotions you may experience and how to deal with them.

Struggling to Cope?

Diabetes can be tough to manage emotionally as well as physically. These pages look at the different emotions you may experience and how to deal with them.

Your Feelings

You might be struggling to cope with your type 2 diabetes condition. This could be for multiple reasons, including having been recently diagnosed, or if you are struggling to cope with managing your condition. It’s ok to feel like this. We all feel stressed and frustrated at one time or another, the important thing is how you manage your feelings, as you don’t want this to negatively impact on other areas of your life.

These pages will take you through the different emotions you might experience throughout your diabetes journey.

Dealing with Diagnosis

This helps you to come to terms with being diagnosed with your condition. 

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Common Feelings

Outlines the different feelings you may experience after diagnosis.

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Burn Out

Explains what it is like to feel burnt out and ways to overcome this.

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Treatment Anxiety

Outlines the common worries and anxieties about getting treatment and how to overcome these.

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Dealing with Health Professionals

Gives you tips about speaking to health professionals and how to overcome any worries you have about this.

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When it’s Time to Get Help

Outlines how and where you can help if it all gets too much and you are need more support.

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Finding it Hard to Make a Change

With your recent diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, it is likely that you will have to make changes to your lifestyle. This may be challenging, but it is necessary for your health. This section provides manageable advice and tips on how to do so.

Changing Your Diet

Helps you deal with emotions when changing your diet, and how to overcome challenges along the way

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Alcohol

Offers ways to help you cut down your alcohol intake and alternatives for you to try

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Getting Active

Covers how to get started, stay motivated and balance being active with other responsibilities

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Emotions around Food

Looks at emotions when eating with a focus on comfort eating, binge eating, diabulimia and body image concerns

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