Today is, apparently, World Health Day. (I honestly didn't know this existed but saw it on Twitter. Those of you who also use Twitter can find more using the #WorldHealthDay hashtag.)
The theme this year is Depression - which seems to fit in with our site because studies show a link between diabetes and depression. This makes sense to me, as I find living with a chronic illness can sometimes get the best of my emotions.
The AADE website has a good sheet about diabetes and depression that you can find here: https://www.diabeteseducator.org/docs/default-source/patient-resources/tip-sheets/mental-health/depression_eng.pdf?sfvrsn=2
For me, feelings of depression tend to ebb and flow, and definitely influence my diabetes management. When I'm feeling down, my diabetes management gets sloppy. When I'm feeling good, I'm more on top of things. Honestly, I was feeling very very low last week and really struggled. I'm not sure why, but this week I feel much better and my management reflects that. I've even started exercising again - which in turn is helping my outlook!
I'm rambling and don't really know what my overall point is. But I guess it's just to say, if you've felt like this and struggled, you aren't alone.