Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Living with diabetic neuropathy can be difficult and frustrating because there are often no outward signs, making it hard for people to understand your condition. If you find yourself getting down, it may help to talk to a counselor or therapist. Or, some people find that support groups — either in person or online — are helpful because you're talking to others who truly understand what you're going through. In addition, members of support groups can offer you encouragement, as well as advice about living with diabetic neuropathy. Ask your doctor if there any support groups exist in your area, or for a referral to a therapist. The American Diabetes Association offers online support through its website.

Mar. 06, 2012