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Counselling and Diabetes?

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by Jess33marsh, May 22, 2014.

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Should there be specific counselling offered to people living with diabetes?

  1. yes

    40 vote(s)
    95.2%
  2. no

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    @JTL and @Sally66
    tagged you both as your discussion has been most prevalent on this thread.

    I must say i am in agreement with sally on this and mainly I think the need for counselling availabilty is that this condition doesn't just affect otherwise completely mentally normal people.
    I am involved with a therapy group in my local area that is dealing with people that have other mental health issues ( such as schizophrenia , bi-polar, OCD ) as well as Diabetes and some of these people do need lots of support to help them prioritise Diabetes as just getting through the day can be a chore without the additional burden of remembering to test blood, take injections at the right time, and to eat properly.

    Obviously many Diabetics go through their lives not needing any support but knowing there is some support available should it be required is comforting ( I hope I shall never require it myself )
     
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  2. Jess33marsh

    Jess33marsh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    himtoo it's good to hear you access a group for support and thanks for sharing that with us.
     
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