We’re talking about coping with diabetes during the holidays on December’s Diabetes Late Nite with musical inspiration from Leona Lewis.
‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and temptations that may disrupt daily diabetes health routines. That means it’s also the season when eating healthy, staying active, and taking medication on schedule is harder to do. The added stress and anxiety of staying on track with your diabetes health may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment.
Studies show that people with diabetes have a greater risk of depression than people without diabetes.
Just like denial, depression can get you into a vicious cycle. It can block good diabetes self-care.
“I have a best friend who has severe depression, who takes medication and still struggles, so I know how bad it can be,” says Leona Lewis.
She describes herself as having “highs and lows” brought on by circumstance, not a clinical illness. In retrospect, frustrated and anxious might have been better terms to use, but she declines to dwell on it.
If you are feeling symptoms of depression, don’t keep them to yourself. First, talk them over with your doctor.
Guests include Diabetes Alert Dog expert, Debby Kay CDT, CDTA, PDTI, Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE (co-founder of the Center for Mindful Eating), the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, Emmy winning Producer, Linda Bracero Morel, Poet Lorraine Brooks and Mama Rose Marie.
Plus, we’re giving away 6 months access to mySugr Pro in our INSTANT WINNER challenge.
Throughout the podcast we will be featuring music from Leona Lewis’ “Christmas, with Love” album courtesy of SONY Music.