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Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 19:49 pm
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Health Desk—Nov 14, 2017: Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems - an issue that needs support and recognition, according to a charity.

Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life.

Three in five said their condition made them feel down.

Of those in employment, 16% felt discriminated against at work - and 7% had not even told their employer about their diabetes.

Clare (not her real name), 26, says she had to quit her job as a management consultant as a direct result of her diabetes.

 

Courtesy: BBC News