Psychological support needed to cope with diabetes
More emotional and psychological support needs to be made available to those living with diabetes claims charity.
Diabetes recently conducted a survey of 3,845 people and found that 68% of those who needed the support had not received it.
Access to emotional and psychological support is one of the 15 healthcare essentials that Diabetes UK says every person living with the condition should be able to access. The risk of depression is twice as high in those who are diabetic and levels of anxiety and eating disorder are also significantly higher.