Diabetes, anxiety and depression: Help is available

Diabetes, anxiety and depression: Help is available

Feeling low, worried or stressed, can make it more difficult for you to manage your diabetes. We can help

If you are living with a long-term physical health condition like diabetes you are up to three times more likely to experience anxiety and/or depression.

Living with diabetes can bring additional challenges that people worry about or that can impact on their mood.

If you feel low, worried or stressed, this can make it more difficult for you to manage your diabetes the way you want to, and it can impact on your quality of life.

In the run up to  World Diabetes Awareness Day this Sunday (Nov 14) we want you to know that NHS experts at TalkingSpace Plus in Oxfordshire can help you with managing the emotional impact of living with diabetes.

We can work alongside your medical team, such as your GP, practice nurse, specialist diabetes nurse or consultant, to ensure you have joined up care that supports you to improve how you manage your health and wellbeing.

TalkingSpace Plus offers a range of FREE talking therapies to over 14,000 people a year across Oxfordshire. Part of the NHS, it offers services to patients registered with an Oxfordshire GP.

For further information please please visit our website https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/talkingspaceplus/ and for help in managing Type 2 diabetes visit here and find out our or specialist community diabetes team could help you

Published: 12 November 2021