Some people are unable to accept the diagnosis of diabetes. You may have a sense of disbelief that you have an illness. You may say "I have a touch of diabetes" and do not see the need to change your lifestyle or take your medicine. This is a red flag that you may need help in coping with the diagnosis of diabetes. The sooner you talk about your feelings the better. Once you start to take care of your diabetes you can see how much better you feel in body, mind, and spirit.
One out of 3 people feel very stressed, anxious, or depressed. People with diabetes are more likely to have major depression at some point in their life than people without diabetes. If you have symptoms of major depression or have very intense feelings you may want to talk with a therapist. Ask your diabetes team if they know a therapist who would match your needs.