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DiabetesRisk Factors

Are Loneliness and Diabetes Linked?

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Lonely person sitting on beach.
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Person with diabetes checking blood sugar.
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Chronic conditions boost the loneliness factor


Negative personality types
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Personality matters


Diabetic foot disease, swollen dull feet.
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Complications can complicate things


Sleeplessness from loneliness leads to depression and more loneliness and sleeplessness.
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Loneliness can impact sleep


Lonely lady sitting by her pool.
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Loneliness can affect anyone


Sewing group gathering.
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Seek people with similar interests


Volunteer serving food at soup kitchen.
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Volunteering helps


two friends chatting in living room over coffees
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Deepen existing relationships


New York city bus stop.
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Seek out younger friends


persistence pays off.
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Be persistent


Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields is a full-time freelance health writer based in South Jersey who writes about chronic diseases, sleep problems and ways that stress and emotions can impact health. She writes frequently for WebMD and Reader’s Digest. She has also been published by The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Redbook and many other publications.