Another week, and another column up over at Diabetes Daily. This week I’m reflecting on how I wish that mental wellbeing was approached on my diagnosis.
“I personally wish that my diabetes healthcare professionals had asked me how are you going more often. Not how are your blood sugar levels going. Not how is your diet and exercise going. Not how are the number of hypos you are having every week going, either. A new diagnosis is a huge thing to deal with. A little empathy and understanding would have gone a long way in helping me to acknowledge that sometimes it might be okay not to be okay.”
You can check out my full column over at Diabetes Daily right here.