More than 10 percent of people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But despite how common it is, diabetes can often be a lonely and isolating condition.
Loneliness can potentially worsen the condition and make it difficult to follow treatment plans. Plus, high levels of loneliness may lead to other mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.
That’s why it’s important to find ways to maintain social connections while managing diabetes.
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