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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.

Explore the understated impact of hyperglycemia fears in diabetic children, the need for enhanced research, and strategies for safe diabetes management.
Struggling with body positivity, overweight, and diabetes can be overwhelming. But it's possible to balance all three and improve your overall well-being.
Are you feeling angry and fearful about diabetes? There’s a way to channel that negative energy into something productive and motivating.
From blood tests to self-injections and technology, needles are an inescapable part of diabetes care. If you have a fear of needles, there are several anxiety management...
diaTribe's own Diane Scherer shares strategies for managing diabetes around Passover.
Managing diabetes is a full-time juggling act, and doing so while living with anxiety and depression can make it even harder. Hear from people with diabetes and...
How does technology shape the experiences of those with diabetes? From access to healthcare to data collection, the advances of the digital age have left a significant...
Every word in this article was written by ChatGPT (not a human). To create this article, we asked it questions about using ChatGPT in diabetes care. This article,...
If you are an adult with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and live in the UK or US, take this short 10 minute survey to help researchers better understand the mental health...
People living with diabetes shared the impact that diabetes can have on their romantic relationships and love life.
Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could put you at greater risk for diabetes and complications, but why? Leading expert Professor Richard Holt shares insights into these...
New virtual care assistants have been shown to help many people overcome these feelings and benefit diabetes management.
A mother shares her story of loss and devastation, exposing how teens with diabetes may be suffering silently, tormented by the effects of a disease they don’t want to...
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that can have a large impact on a person’s mental and emotional health. The best diabetes care emphasizes the psychological side as much...
College student Christina Roth created the nonprofit College Diabetes Network, now known as The Diabetes Link, a peer support group that expanded to more than 300...
Learning you have any chronic illness can be overwhelming and difficult to accept. Finding meaningful support can help you cope with a diabetes diagnosis.
Handling the holidays and managing diabetes can be stressful, especially with the changes to your usual routine. Here are some strategies that can help you enjoy the...
Older adults with diabetes are at higher risk of feeling socially isolated, which can affect physical and mental health. Learn these strategies to help keep you...
Finding a mental health specialist who understands the challenges of managing diabetes can be difficult. Here’s what to consider in your search for a therapist who is...
The constant stress of managing type 1 diabetes and the vigilance required can quickly lead to burnout. Learn how to recognize it and find the support you need.

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