Does your diabetes team provide mental health support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker)?
Living with diabetes can be enormously difficult, especially for children and their parents. Teens also face additional challenges as they try to deal with both diabetes and adolescence. For many people, counseling helps. A complete diabetes team includes health care professionals trained to help with the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes, and they are there to help you and your child.
Over the past several years, we've asked families if they ever sought counseling as part of their diabetes care. On average, about one-quarter were in counseling or had been, one-quarter had considered it, and about half had not.