The Emotional Roller Coaster of Diabetes
Diabetes can be a lonely journey. Acknowledging that you are not alone in your fight is the first step towards winning the long battle against diabetes. One of the best ways of winning this battle is to allow yourself to feel all the emotions that it gets in its wake. Acknowledging the emotions and then handling them one by one is a strong step in fighting diabetes.
In a series of interviews of patients fighting diabetes, it emerged that the four major emotions that are often felt are Grief, Denial, Anxiety, and Depression. While these emotions are hard to fight, understanding them better helps us stay strong as well help our loved ones fare better.