Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives and people with diabetes are no exception.
If you are obese and have type 2 diabetes you may blame yourself and your lifestyle on the disease you now have.
It is hard to adjust to a new lifestyle.
Feeling down or guilty about this is okay and even normal but if it turns into obsession, you need professional help.
It is normal to feel down about having diabetes in the beginning but once you learn more about the disease and how to control it, you can also feel more in control of your life again.
By eating a healthy diet and regular exercise you can lose weight and improve your blood sugars.
If your feeling of being down or hopeless will not go away and is accompanied by any of the following as well you may be depressed.
If this is the case, contact your doctor right away.
Signs Of Depression
1. No longer able to sleep well as before,
2. Not enjoying life or everyday activities like you used to,
3. Not enough energy to do what you need and want,
4. You are eating more or lesser than you used to,
5. Rapid weight gain or loss
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you seek help.
Being obese and diabetic can be trying both mentally and physically.
It is important to know that you can take action to make things better.
Your diabetes may never go away but you can certainly keep it under control and live a full life.
By losing weight, even a small amount, you can make a huge difference to your health and mind.
Designed by Judd Resnick, Diabetes Smarts is a powerful online program that aims to help people balance their blood sugar so that they can live free from any symptoms.
It not only offers valuable information but also the essential tools you need to stay healthy and live longer.