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Diabetes and Mental Health

by IBD Medical on January 30, 2023

"Research shows that having diabetes more than doubles the risk of developing depression. Living with a chronic condition like diabetes, coping with biological and hormonal factors plus needing to manage the condition on a daily basis may increase the risk of depression." - Diabetes Australia

Watch this video where Jen Grieves discusses the psychological impact of living with type 1 diabetes 

IBD Medical was born in Sydney Australia. Our mission is to help improve the lives of people living with diabetes by providing the best possible support products and information. 


Remember to always seek advice from your medical practitioner before changing anything about your diabetes management. The above information is NOT medical advice.

by ruthiec on April 14, 2023

Wow! You’ve read my mind. I’m going through some stuff to do with T1D and it’s really messing with my head. I transitioned from type 2 to 1 after DKA (although I was probably already there but didn’t know). It’s been almost 4 years but I’m not a young diabetic.
I thought I was doing ok but realize I’ve had burnout just watching out for lows, highs, insulin dosage, not being understood, not understanding T1D, trying to eat well and all the stuff related to this condition.
Thank you SO much Jen. Your message was incredibly encouraging and affirming. You do understand what we go through and it was sensitive and sensible advice. I’ve subscribed to you! 🙏🥹

by Judy Peary on June 27, 2022

Thanks so much for the video. I’ve been a type 2 diabetic now for 22 years and am insulin dependent, since my pancreas is no longer making much insulin. I feel more like a type 1 than a type 2 even though I have some insulin resistance.

by Leanne on June 18, 2019

Yay the first thing I have come across from IBD since I paid my subscription that I have benefited from. This was a really good video to watch, helps me to remember that I’m not alone living with this disease.


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