I'm new to the group, and this has likely been discussed before - but I'm wondering what people's experiences have been with depression and/or anxiety disorders.
My backstory - I've had diabetes about a dozen years or so, I'm over 50 and overweight. I'm type-2 and insulin dependent. Recently depression got the better of me, so much so that I lost my job and have been going to an outpatient group-therapy program for it. I'm also on an antidepressant and that just got bumped up some. My symptoms have shown up as what seem to be panic attacks, where I just have no motivation to do anything other than curl into a ball and 'go away'. I'm getting a handle on it now - but I've been told, more than once, that depression is common among people with diabetes. Just wondering how wide-spread it really is… and what hints people might have for how to deal with it.