Diabetes and Mental Wellbeing
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Managing Diabetes Distress Tip #2 – Quit the self blame
Given diabetes can be unpredictable from one day to the next, it is common to feel like you are not in control and are ‘failing’ when it comes to self-management. It’s important to remember that you will have good and bad days and that your blood glucose level is just a number and not a reflection of who you are. Instead of blaming yourself, let go of expectations and focus on doing the things you can achieve, and change the way you talk about your diabetes. For example, when referring to your blood glucose levels, avoid using the terms “good” or “bad” and instead use “high” or “low”.
Urgent support information
If you, or someone you know, are in a life-threatening emergency, please contact 000 or go to your nearest hospital immediately.
If you are experiencing a non-life-threatening emergency, please visit your GP as soon as possible.
You could also consider contacting:
- Lifeline WA on 13 11 14
- Healthdirect on 1800 022 002.