Dealing with mental illness is rough. I was diagnosed with social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorders in my mid 20's. I also suffer from major depressive disorder. Having said that I know that the mental conditions are influencing how well I manage my diabetes and other "physical" health problems. The depression makes having the motivation to do the things I know I'm supposed to do very hard most days. My doctor recently recommended I go to a diabetes education class. The class is held in a near by city and will have a large number of other diabetics in attendance, which is my problem. I simply do not do well in a crowd. Do any of you have any suggestions for dealing with this problem? As of now I have put off the class because the fear of panic attacks and anxiety attacks is too much for me to bear. Have any of you had similar experiences?
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