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When an individual is diagnosed with diabetes it can have a devastating effect on the psychological wellbeing of the patient. A diagnosis of such a serious, lifelong condition, along with what can sometimes be dramatic lifestyle changes can cause the patient to feel depressed and suffer from depression. However, it is important that the healthcare professional explains to the patient how their disease can be managed and work with them to understand the lifestyle changes required.
Health education expert, Dr Paul Stillman gives the following advice: "You need to talk about it. If you have to give up smoking, drinking alcohol, lose weight and modify your lifestyle then you will need help to do it. Lifestyle changes are difficult but not impossible and you need as much help as you can get."
Dr Stillman suggests that someone diagnosed with diabetes should consider talking to:
• The people around them – family, friends, co-workers
• Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the diabetic clinic
• Other patients
• Support groups and patient groups
• Internet forums
"Help is out there, all someone needs to do is ask for it."
Dr Paul Stillman, General Practitioner
Expert in health education
Chief medical adviser of Streaming Well
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