Diabetes and Behavioral Health

Maintaining emotional health with diabetes

Allegheny Health Network’s AHN Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health can help you deal with completely natural emotions, such as stress, sadness, anger, and denial before they lead to a more serious state of depression.

The following are signs that you may need medical support to help deal with your emotions:

  • Feeling that diabetes is taking too much of your mental and physical energy every day
  • Feeling angry, scared, and/or depressed when you think about living with diabetes
  • Feeling that you’re often failing with your diabetes routine
  • Feeling that diabetes controls your life
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the demands of living with diabetes
  • Not feeling motivated to keep up with your diabetes self-management
  • Feeling that friends or family aren’t emotionally supportive

Managing stress with diabetes

Everyone deals with stress. However, managing stress is even more important when you have diabetes. Stress can increase or decrease blood sugar. At the AHN Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health, we can h