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Managing Worry about COVID-19 and Diabetes

A new leaflet published by the NDSS


We know things might be a little scary and uncertain at the moment. Your experience of living with diabetes, and the stresses and uncertainties it brings, means you are likely to be better prepared to cope with this situation than most people. If you find yourself worrying, it might help to focus on the things that you can control in your life.

So, there is a now a new NDSS* leaflet to help: Managing worry about COVID-19 and diabetes. [1]

The leaflet has now been translated into 26 languages [2].

We would like to thank clinical psychologist, Dr Rose Stewart, and her colleague Sophia Augarde (NHS Wales) for their timely work in developing the content of this leaflet, and for sharing it with us so that we could adapt it for Australians living with diabetes. We also thank our colleagues (Diabetes Australia and the NDSS) for fast-tracking this leaflet at this time.

* The NDSS is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.

For more about COVID-19, read our other blogs here [3].

For more about emotional and mental health, read our other blogs here [4].