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Diabetes distress and denial: finding ways to help patients cope with their diagnosis

For some people, diagnosis and the ensuing lifestyle changes can be overwhelming

For some people, diagnosis and the ensuing lifestyle changes can be overwhelming

Almost 4 million people in the UK are living with diabetes – and about 100,000 more receive a diagnosis each year, according to Diabetes UK .

This means around one in 17 people in the UK are living with and managing their type 1 or type 2 diabetes every day.

Emotional responses to being diagnosed with diabetes

How people cope with their diagnosis, and the ongoing commitment needed to care for themselves and manage their blood glucose levels, varies greatly.

For some people, there can be many emotional ups and downs, including feelings of denial, either of having the condition or of

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