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Anger and Diabetes

Diabetes is the perfect breeding ground for anger. Anger can start at diagnosis with the question, “Why me?” You may dwell on how unfair diabetes is: “I’m so angry at this disease! I don’t want to treat it. I don’t want to control it. I hate it!” One reason diabetes and anger so often go […]

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Denial and Diabetes

Denial is that voice inside repeating: “Not me.” Most people go through denial when they are first diagnosed with diabetes. “I don’t believe it. There must be some mistake,” they say. That first reaction is not the real problem. In fact, it’s so common that some doctors think it’s part of the process of accepting […]

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