Emotional Side Of Diabetes

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Ten emotional issues that affect people with diabetes and how to handle them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The emotional side of diabetes includes:
    • A. 

      Managing stress

    • B. 

      Personal, social and behavioral aspects

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 2. 
    Harnessing your fears means -
    • A. 

      Letting fear make you feel helpless and hopeless

    • B. 

      Being somewhat frightened by diabetes may make you take better care of yourself

    • C. 

      Getting the knowlege, information and help you need to reduce your fears

    • D. 

      B and C are correct

  • 3. 
    Who is ultimately in charge of your diabetes?
    • A. 

      The Doctor

    • B. 

      The insurance company

    • C. 

      You! Your own self care plays the largest role of diabetes health

  • 4. 
    People with diabetes are more likely than others to have depression.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Being depressed can lead to -
    • A. 

      Not taking care of one's self

    • B. 

      Not participating in good diabetes care like eating healthfully, exercising and monitoring blood glucose levels

    • C. 

      Elevated blood sugars due to this lack of care

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 6. 
    Some actions you can take to avoid depression are -
    • A. 

      Work extra hours

    • B. 

      Stay home alone and rest

    • C. 

      Exercise regularly, schedule fun activities, see friends

  • 7. 
    Some people with diabetes, especially those newly diagnosed, will pretend they don't have it or just ignore this fact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Who should you blame if you over ate and did not exercise again?
    • A. 

      Yourself, who else?!

    • B. 

      No blame of guilt is needed. Nobody is perfect. You can try and do as well as you can from this point on

    • C. 

      My spouse

  • 9. 
    What is responsible for most cases of diabetes?
    • A. 

      Genetic predisposistion

    • B. 

      Obesity

    • C. 

      Sedentary lifestyle

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What will help me live with diabetes?
    • A. 

      Focus on what you do wrong and correct it

    • B. 

      Focus on the positive, move forward if you have a slip-up

  • 11. 
    What kind of support will help you stay healthy with diabetes?
    • A. 

      I don't need help, I can do it by myself

    • B. 

      Having a neighbor as a walking partner

  • 12. 
    There are diabetes support groups online and through area hospitals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    How should you handle family or friends who are nagging you about diabetes testing, eating habits, or other self care?
    • A. 

      Thank them and let them know how you really would like them to help

    • B. 

      Throw a fit and tell them to mind there own business

    • C. 

      Ask yourself if you really are doing a good job of caring for your diabetes

    • D. 

      A and C are both correct

  • 14. 
    What does taking control of your diabetes enviornment mean?
    • A. 

      Keep foods you tend to "pig-out" on out of the house

    • B. 

      Keep diabetes medicines organized and in a place that will remind you to take it

    • C. 

      Make it easy to exercise, like have walking shoes by the door

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 15. 
    If you have a clear, specific, action plan you will be more successful.  For example, if you want to manage your diabetes with nutrition, your plan might look something like >>>
    • A. 

      "I will really watch my diet from this moment on."

    • B. 

      "I will never eat desserts or junk food again."

    • C. 

      "I will keep the chips I love to eat to just once per week."

  • 16. 
    Diabetes should fit into your life, rather than your life having to fit into the constraints imposed by diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A diabetes "vacation" can be a good idea if it is safe, planned and short-lived.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False