Diabetes: why mental well-being is so important for glycaemic control

Depression often goes hand in hand with a diabetes diagnosis, but mental health support is sorely lacking

Depression often goes hand in hand with a diabetes diagnosis, but mental health support is sorely lacking

More than six out of ten people with diabetes sometimes or often feel down due to the long-term condition, according to Diabetes UK.

Around 3.5 million people in the UK have a diagnosis of diabetes. The Diabetes UK survey of 8,500 people in 2017 found that 64% feel diabetes affects their emotional well-being, while one in three say diabetes gets in the way of them or their family members doing things they want to do.


of people with diabetes say it has affected their emotional well-being

Source: Diabetes UK

The findings chime with those of an independent study by an


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