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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Type 2 Diabetes - Diabetes And Depression Are A Dangerous Combination!


Diabetes and depression are both very serious ailments on their own. If someone has both Type 2 diabetes and depression, that's a tough situation to deal with if you don't have the right support.
Because Type 2 diabetes is such a complex disease, it can cause a wide range of problems, both physically and mentally. If you are always suffering from problems related to diabetes, it can cause depression. If you feel as though you always seem to be complaining about your diabetes, you may decide not to tell anyone about the depression for fear of others thinking you're a hypochondriac.
This is negative thinking and can be a dangerous trap. If you do have feelings of depression, no matter how minor they may seem at the time, it's important you at least talk to your doctor. Sometimes it's as simple as getting a prescription for an anti-depressant that will settle your depression and make you feel better.
Of course, it may not settle that quickly. If it does, consider yourself lucky. Depression usually lingers, sometimes for years, even if you don't think it's there at all. Many of the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes would be more than enough to make even the toughest person depressed.
There's nothing to be ashamed about if you have depression. It's just as real as diabetes or a broken leg and can be treated but if you don't tell anybody about it, it may get so bad it sends you crashing into a heap. This is something to be avoided at all costs.
It's important not to isolate yourself. Whether you socialize, go to support groups, visit family and/or friends or see a psychologist to vent your frustrations and feelings, you need to have time spent with others. If you don't, the depression gets worse because you are then left alone with your feelings and that doesn't do you any good.
If your blood sugar isn't under control or you're overweight, they're also good reasons why you may become depressed. You need to speak to your doctor and find ways to help you lose weight, eat healthier food and get some regular exercise so you don't feel bad about yourself.
Get plenty of rest and sleep. That's the best way to rejuvenate your mind and body and it allows you to better manage the daily activities and challenges you may face with a lot less stress. If you don't get enough sleep at night, have a nap during the day if that's possible.
Set yourself goals and if you achieve them, set new ones. If you don't have goals, you'll feel more depressed and that often leads to eating junk food which isn't good for your diabetes.
You have to look after yourself. If you have depression and Type 2 diabetes, it can be difficult but if you seek help and do what you are advised to do, you will often find life isn't as tough as it first seemed.
Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. It need not slowly and inevitably get worse. Now is the time to take control of the disease... take back your health. Reverse your diabetes and your depression!
For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body.
The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.
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