The psychological and emotional wellbeing of people with diabetes must be an integral part of diabetes care. We set out what needs to be done to achieve this.
Diabetes is a complex and demanding condition and effective management is largely dependent on how people care for themselves. Consequently the impact on emotional and psychological well-being can be profound.
The mental wellbeing of people living with diabetes should be an integral part of diabetes care. It is the responsibility of both commissioners and care providers, and support should not be limited to people with diagnosable psychological disorders. Clear leadership, practical action and appropriate funding is required at both a national and local level.
Download our full position statement on emotional and psychological support for people with diabetes as a PDF (1.4, MB)