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Diabetes: A stressful disease that's hard to cope with


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 6:48pm

Diabetes is a chronic illness that causes increased stress in those diagnosed. Village News/Courtesy photo

Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

While no chronic illness is easy to navigate, individuals afflicted with diabetes are recognized as having a notably stressful and high-maintenance disease.

Dr. Rashmi Mullur, an endocrinologist and integrative medicine expert with UCLA Health and the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration, is very focused on diabetes and its relationship to stress.

The stress from living with diabetes "has to do with the overall emotional [and] mental burden of living with diabetes," Mullur said. This includes "having to check your sugar, having to worry abou...

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