Thursday, May 8, 2014

Video: Diabetes and Mental Health.

You Can Do This Project has really ramped up the video production lately, yeah?

Today we published the latest in the "We Can Do This" video series - a discussion on how living with diabetes impacts our mental health. I know this isn't an easy conversation for many to have, but talking about it is important. When we don't see or hear anyone else mentioning it we start to believe we may be the only one who feels depressed, anxious, or hopeless. We feel overcome and overwhelmed. We wonder if it's worth it to even try.

Isolation is like a poison for mental health.

I hope that if any of this sounds familiar to you, you'll take some comfort in seeing these faces and hearing their words. Depression, for example, affects people living with diabetes at twice the rate of the general population.

You are not alone.

Be sure to check out our video on diabetes and anxiety, too, if you haven't already seen it.

If you'd like to share your story of how living with diabetes impacts your mental health, You Can Do This Project is also looking for guest posts to feature in the month of May. Get a hold of us - what you say could be exactly what someone else needs to hear.


  1. Thanks for this, Kim and whole YCDT team.

  2. This is such an important topic. Thank you to you and to everyone who told their story.

  3. Useful article. I find the taking vitamin B12 helps with the burning feeling

  4. This post is very helpful, I agree with you that as hard as it is to talk about we have to do it so that people in the same situation would feel that they are not alone. I applaud these people in the video that shared their story so that we can learn from them. I believe that isolation does lead to anxiety and may cause negative impact in their mental health, I'm glad that there are people out there making this effort to help others that is in need of their support and guidance.

    - Abby