The Scottish Government has decided to invest £450,000 in funding diabetes treatment across the north and north-east of the country. Health Minister Shona Robison also revealed that the government would also invest in psychological support for people suffering from the disease.
"People with diabetes are between two and four times more likely than the general population to suffer from significant psychological problems, but these are often unrecognised and untreated," Ms Robinson said. "Coming to terms with diagnosis, medication side effects and external causes can often result in difficulties with self-management of the condition, with serious implications."
Five psychologists will be stationed at NHS Grampian, the Highlands and Shetland, Lothian and Dumfries and Galloway.
The main aim of this move will also be to help people with diabetes manage the condition on their own.