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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.

A currently-recruiting study will provide access to some of the world’s leading diabetes psychologists, support groups, and strategies to reduce distress and improve...
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.”
Experts wrote a joint consensus statement on what is needed to combat obesity stigma. The statement dives into common myths about obesity and offers recommendations for...
Cultural sensitivity and relevancy are key to making nutrition advice accessible to everyone
Diabetes advocates, Renza and Grumpy, share the importance of #LanguageMatters and the consequences of “grading” diabetes management
Effective tips for surviving food-focused gatherings, defeating stress, cooking smart, sneaking in exercise, and optimizing sleep. Plus, clever recipes and great book...
How we talk about diabetes matters; using empowering, non-stigmatizing words is important when speaking with and about people with diabetes
To commemorate World Obesity Day, we are raising attention on terribly stigmatizing language around obesity and weight
How ten minutes, two easy tasks, and one Post-It Note help me start days on brighter note
Kelly Close and Adam Brown led two panels on next-generation diabetes at The diaTribe Foundation’s third annual gathering during ADA 2018; plus highlights from the “...
When the benefits seem “long term,” it’s easy to deprioritize habits today. How to overcome the time perspective challenge – and it costs nothing!
Healthcare professionals are increasingly recognizing peer support as a valuable element of diabetes care; read for a list of peer support communities
What readers have taught me in the past year about living better with diabetes
What my new vacuum reminded me about changing my own behavior
A new online directory locates professionals who are trained to work with the specific mental health needs of people with diabetes
ADA and AADE publish guidelines for healthcare professionals on word choices that empower people with diabetes
Learn from the experts about how best to support teens with diabetes and engage in difficult health and wellbeing conversations
Approaching the conversation, words and phrases to use, and more!
Interview with Phil Southerland: what is most misunderstood and why winning races is not the whole story. Prepare to be inspired!
AADE’s Dr. Susan Guzman and diaTribe ’s Adam Brown discuss how common stigma is, why it matters, and tips to overcome it