One of the biggest causes of depression in association with diabetes is the feeling that the diabetes is in control of you and your life, making you feel somewhat hopeless and out of control. Research found that 19 percent of people with type 2 diabetes probably suffer from major depression and an additional two-thirds of us have at least some depressive symptoms. People with diabetes are twice as likely to be depressed as other people.
Last week I noted a few things that dealing with diabetes has taught me over the last few months. This week I will, again without much in the way of organization or order, pass on a few more life lessons. Much to my surprise, diabetes has turned out to be quite a good teacher. Before my diagnosis I had pretty much made my peace with the…