Taking Care of Your Mental Health

For people living with conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, anxiety and stress can be overwhelming. Now is a good time to take a breath,  look at some of your habits and see if you can make positive changes.

Diabetes and Your Mental Health

For example, are you staying up too late or overindulging in your favorite comfort foods? Is it hard to concentrate or make decisions? If so, you’re not alone. Here are some  questions to help you gauge your level of anxiety:

If stress interferes with your daily activities for several days in a row, call your health care provider.

Anxiety can make the best-laid plans fall apart. But it’s key for people with conditions like heart disease and diabetes to stick to their treatment plans and to consult their health care providers if they are struggling.

Meanwhile, there are a number of things you can do to help reduce your anxiety.

Here are some  tips:

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or sadness, contact your primary care provider, your health insurer or your employer’s Employee Assistance Program, if available, to find a mental health provider.

 In an emergency, call:

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