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Taking care of one’s mental health is equally as important as taking care of one’s physical health – especially for people with diabetes. Diabetes management can be overwhelming and even exhausting at times, and can lead to diabetes distress or fatigue, depression and anxiety, and other emotional health challenges. The shame and blame felt by people with diabetes can also be particularly challenging. Thankfully, you are not alone. The most important thing you can do is advocate for yourself – find a mental health professional and the support system you need on your diabetes journey.

Hope Warshaw interviews Lauren Plunkett, a person with diabetes, registered dietitian, and certified diabetes care and education specialist to learn how she reframed her...
A diabetes diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. Taking care of your mental health (as well as your physical health) is key to living a healthy life with diabetes...
Misguided questions, such as "can you eat that?" from well-meaning friends and family can feel infuriating. Sara Zarr shares how she responds to misconceptions without...
Diabetes technology has come a long way over the years, and even more exciting developments seem to be right on the horizon; however, it’s important to be aware of the...
Weight impacts diabetes and diabetes impacts weight. The emotional and physical toll of excess weight is not exclusive to the type 2 diabetes community as diaTribe staff...
Researchers are investigating if increasing positive affect – the feelings of being happy, cheerful, or proud of your accomplishments – can help teens with type 1...
Diabetes is complex and difficult, but a strong support group can help young adults get through it. Find out the advantages of a peer support group and where to find...
One of the most powerful ways to change a person’s mind is to have a one-on-one conversation. By focusing on the power of storytelling, diaTribe encourages people to...
Scott Johnson, a community leader on diabetes, speaks with diaTribe's Cherise Shockley about his decision to write about his diabetes and mental health. He explains the...
Adolescence can be a confusing time, and this is doubly true for teenagers with type 1 diabetes. At a stage when everyone is starting to figure out who they are, the...
Time in Range (TIR) is another number for people with diabetes to pay attention to and use to improve their daily diabetes management. We talked with three women in the...
What is resilience and why are people with diabetes better prepared to develop it? Scott Johnson shares what he’s learned about how to build resilience and channel...
This clinical trial is currently recruiting – participants will be enrolled in one of two stress-intervention courses to measures changes in A1C, diabetes distress, and...
This clinical trial is currently recruiting. Families will participate in weekly sessions that focus on topics related to diabetes distress and parent-teen communication...
Research shows that changes in Time in Range (TIR) affect your mood and that continuous glucose monitoring may help people with diabetes achieve better emotional health.
Living with diabetes is an ever-evolving journey, one that can often lead to feelings of weariness and exhaustion. Scott Johnson shares his own experiences with diabetes...
The virtual diabetes program Onduo provides individual coaching, technology, and other health tools for a range of conditions. The platform is available in Spanish, with...
Navigating cancer is especially challenging for people with diabetes. Learn how cancer treatments can affect diabetes management in many ways, from blood sugar levels to...
Diabetes stigma includes the experiences of exclusion, rejection, prejudice, and blame that some people with diabetes encounter. Learn how to identify this stigma, how...
Millions of people either with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes are covered by an employer-based healthcare plan. Employers should think about choosing the...

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