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Diabetes & Mental Health News

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.

We are reminded during National Diabetes Awareness Month of the many daily challenges that are a part of living with diabetes – especially during COVID-19 and the...
This National Diabetes Awareness Month, the nation is honoring nurses. In this article, Michael Hattori, a nurse who has type 2 diabetes in remission, is on his way to...
During diaTribe’s d20 Lightning Talks, we heard from five leaders about stigma, how it negatively affects people with diabetes, and what can be done to counter the false...
The Libre Sense CGM is similar to the Freestyle Libre 2, but it’s made for athletes and not for people with diabetes
The REAL-T clinical trial is currently recruiting – it will provide lifestyle-based telehealth support to young adults with type 1 diabetes to see if it helps improve...
At our virtual Musings Under the Moon #8 gathering, experts in health equity gathered to discuss what health equity really means, what its barriers are, and what actions...
En el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías, el autor comparte la historia de su diagnóstico de diabetes tipo 2
Michael Hattori es un enfermero y educador sobre diabetes que también tiene diabetes y aquí explica las complicaciones médicas asociadas a la diabetes tipo 2, cómo...
La experta en diabetes Renza Scibilia ofrece cinco consejos para tener en cuenta cuando recién te diagnosticaron diabetes
Michael Hattori – a nurse, diabetes educator, and person with diabetes – explains the health complications associated with type 2 diabetes, how to prevent them, and what...
What is the link between vision loss and mental health outcomes, and how can eye exams tell us what is going on in the brain and the body?
La importancia de la comunicación, volver a una “nueva vida normal”, superar el miedo y encontrar una comunidad para un adolescente recientemente diagnosticado
Diabetes advocate Renza Scibilia, gives five tips to consider when just diagnosed with diabetes
A guide to managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic, and a list of free mental health resources to help
Michael continues to discuss tips and resources for the seven self-care behaviors that provide a foundation for managing your diabetes during challenging times
For National Minority Health Month, the author shares his story of diagnosis with type 2 diabetes
Nurse and diabetes educator (and person with type 2 diabetes in remission!) Michael Hattori introduces seven self-care behaviors that provide a foundation for managing...
Daily information and statistics about the pandemic mean that the news is constant and can be overwhelming. Here’s how diaTribe’s Community Manager is handling her COVID...
For some, school cancelations and working from home have added stress that can make diabetes management even more difficult. Here are the perspectives and strategies of...
Mila writes about the shame that people with diabetes can experience when people question or misunderstand their food choices

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