To mark the beginning of National Diabetes Week (12-18 July 2020), Diabetes Australia has released the results of a survey looking into the mental and emotional impact of living with diabetes. To find out more, go to Diabetes Australia’s website diabetesaustralia.com.au/media-releases/15772.
Let’s talk about mental health and diabetes
The National Diabetes Week campaign “Heads Up on Diabetes” focuses on encouraging people living with diabetes to talk about it and access support if they need it.
If you know a person with diabetes who needs support, Diabetes Australia are offering free 45-minute telephone or video appointments with a psychologist. People can book an appointment by calling 1800 533 774.
Join Heads Together—Australia’s biggest live online conversation about diabetes and mental health. Visit the Diabetes Australia Facebook page at 7:30pm EST, Wednesday 15 July 2020.
Visit headsupdiabetes.com.au to find out more.
NDSS emotional health fact sheets
Check out the NDSS fact sheets at ndss.com.au/resources#emotional-health.
- Adjusting to life with diabetes fact sheet
- Concerns about starting insulin (for people with type 2 diabetes) fact sheet
- Diabetes and anxiety fact sheet
- Diabetes and depression fact sheet
- Diabetes and disordered eating fact sheet
- Diabetes distress fact sheet
- Fear of hypoglycaemia fact sheet
- Managing worry about COVID-19 and diabetes fact sheet
- Peer support for diabetes fact sheet
- When and how psychologists can support people with diabetes fact sheet.