More un­der­stand­ing will help every­one

Diabetic Living - - RESEARCH -

The is­sue of di­a­betes dis­crim­i­na­tion needs to be dealt with ur­gently for two rea­sons – the first be­ing that those with di­a­betes do not need the added bur­den of shame and blame; they typ­i­cally have enough on their plate just man­ag­ing their con­di­tion. As the 2018 Di­a­betes Care Re­view found, nearly half (45 per cent) of­ten felt ‘down’ or ‘de­pressed’ and nearly 1 in 3 ‘lonely’ or ‘so­cially iso­lated’ be­cause of their di­a­betes. The se­cond rea­son this is­sue needs to be ad­dressed is that if the com­mu­nity’s think­ing doesn’t change there’s a dan­ger that not enough will be done to as­sist those at risk of de­vel­op­ing type 2 di­a­betes both now and in the fu­ture.

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