How do you cope with your anxiety, do you get counselling, take medication for anxiety, I also have anxiety and depression from having diabetes.
I understand the anxiety around diabetes, it’s a worry, I worry from time to time, there’s not much support for the emotional side of diabetes, my doctor was okay with the medical side but not with the stress, anxiety part, he did give me anxiety medication but the stop working after a while, my anxiety went into depression to, I’m taking antidepressants but they cause me side effects, the anxiety medication does help in the beginning but people build a tolerance to these meds, and there’s withdrawl to get off them, I couldn’t do it because of the withdrawl, so I’m kind of stuck on this med. My doctor retired and no one to replace him as of yet. That in it self has caused me great stress. What eases my anxiety is getting out of the house, go to the mall, and other shops with a mask on. I sympathize with you, also you do grieve diabetes, the foods you can’t eat anymore, the life change you miss the old life you had before diabetes, the freedom you had before diabetes, I know I sure did and it comes in goes doesn’t just happen when your first diagnosed, I wished so many times I could turn back time. Plus I’m going through lots of other grief from loved ones passing. It’s been a very difficult time, and it very hard to manage diabetes when you have so much stress that comes with grief. Also I was going to suggest counselling I see a counsellor and it helps to get your feelings out. She’s helped a lot . Also at your local hospital they might offer anxiety groups, look into that to. I hope things get better for you, sending you a hug.
Having diabetes causes me to be somewhat anxious, though depression plagues me a lot more.