Healthy Living

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Diabetes

What should diabetics be on the look-out for?

Anyone who has a chronic disorder like diabetes will at some point deal with out of control emotions. They might have a day or two of feeling blue or frustrated or even find themselves in denial. The thing to remember is that if those feelings continue for more than a few weeks without going away, then those few blue days might turn into a full-blown depression.  A few other symptoms of depression to keep an eye open for are:

  • Trouble concentration
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or pulling back from normal activities
  • Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep at all
  • Irritability or anxiousness
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Talk of death or thoughts of suicide
  • Unexplained pain, cramps, digestive issues
  • Restlessness or extreme fatigue
  • Pulling away from people, family or friends