Coping With Your Emotions

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Take the Coping With Your Emotions quiz.

Test your knowledge about dealing with emotions when you have diabetes.

Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I don't enjoy the things I used to. I'm often sad. I should:

It's important to talk to your doctor and get the help you need, because ignoring these feelings, or keeping them to yourself, won't make them go away. Finding resources and learning about tools to help deal with diabetes management is critical to your health and well-being.
Getting diabetes is my fault. If I had taken better care of myself, I wouldn't have diabetes.

Diabetes is not your fault. Many factors affect why we have diabetes, and we cannot change hereditary factors. What we can do is investigate lifestyle changes and get the support to make those changes.
Depression is a sign of personal weakness.

Depression is not a sign of personal weakness. Seek professional help if you feel depressed.
Diabetes education is the same everywhere. I took a class a few years ago. I don't need it again.

Diabetes education programs have different philosophies and approaches. Also, there may be new medicines and new technologies. Attending education classes is an excellent way to stay up-to-date on new developments.
Taking care of my children, my family, my job, and my diabetes--it can be overwhelming.

Diabetes is a lot of responsibility and can be overwhelming. That is why it is so important to get the support we need to help lessen that burden.

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