There are many issues that people with diabetes have to deal with. People often worry about the self-care regime; resent the pain and monitoring of blood glucose and can feel angry, scared, guilty or anxious.

People with diabetes are twice as likely to experience depression as people without diabetes. Anxiety and eating disorders are also a common problem.

Common symptoms of low mood and anxiety include loss of interest in pleasurable activities/lack of energy, trouble thinking clearly, seeing only the negative, feeling unable to cope or guilty about not coping, feeling lonely and isolated, change in appetite and/or sleep, unusually irritable or tearful.

Emotional distress and mental health issues can have a huge impact on the management of diabetes.

There is a strong link between emotional well-being and general good health. Improving one will improve the other.

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About Talking Therapies

We are a free and confidential NHS service offering a range of talking therapies to anyone registered with a Surrey GP (18 years and over). You can refer yourself to us without seeing a doctor first

Crisis Care

If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services. If you feel that you need urgent help to be able to keep yourself or others safe it is important to contact your GP. Outside of GP hours, the following crisis support is available: Crisis Helpline In times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42 5.00pm – 9.00am Monday to Friday, with 24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays. Samaritans (24 hours daily) 08457 90 90 90 (national number) or 01737 248444 (East Surrey Samaritans), email: jo@samaritans.org More on crisis/emergency resources here