The Pinal County Public Health District is holding its monthly Diabetes Education classes in May. This month’s classes will deal with depression and stress issues diabetics may come across in their battle with the disease.
Stress related to diabetes can affect blood glucose levels when a diabetic fails to take good care of themselves by watching what they eat. Stress hormones can also contribute to a rise in blood glucose levels.
Studies have shown that female diabetics are more likely to suffer from depression while fighting the disease.