Diabetes and Mental Health
Type 2 Diabetes and Mental Health - Information for Health Professionals
Living with type 2 diabetes can be challenging, but living with a dual diagnosis of type 2 and a mental illness can be even more challenging. People can experience double stigma; stigma as a result of their mental illness and the diagnosis of type 2. Furthermore, the effects of mental illness and medication on mood, motivation and organisational skills can make implementing and sustaining the lifestyle changes necessary to manage type 2 overwhelming.
Health professionals can help people living with severe mental illness better manage their type 2 diabetes by providing support in the form of relevant information, encouragement and a framework for a healthier lifestyle. Click here to read more