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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.

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.
People with diabetes may feel overwhelmed by the daily tasks of managing the condition, which can lead to burnout. Here are some suggestions on how to reduce some of...
Managing diabetes can feel like a full-time job, yet people with diabetes typically spend only 1-2 hours per year discussing management strategies with their provider...
Research suggests that incorporating meditation and mindful-based practice can help you reduce distress, improve your well-being, and even contribute to diabetes self-...
Navigating a diabetes diagnosis with the added challenges of daily life can be mentally taxing. Novelist Sara Zarr discusses her approach to dealing with the ups and...
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. From a data control associate to therapist to nurse practitioner, three women practice resiliency to navigate...
Stem cells, George Bush, and a parent's dream.
How to be a better patient and health care provider - Dr. Anne Peter’s top ten actionable tips for people with diabetes.
How to deal when your life (and your diabetes) gets complicated.
New non-profit aims to change the way people view type 1 diabetes.
Interview with Phil Southerland: what is most misunderstood and why winning races is not the whole story. Prepare to be inspired!
What readers have taught me in the past year about living better with diabetes
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 “...
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...
The Libre Sense CGM is similar to the Freestyle Libre 2, but it’s made for athletes and not for people with diabetes
When you’re diagnosed with diabetes, your healthcare providers can’t answer all your questions. Meeting others with diabetes can be a great way to learn from experience...
Too many people experience blame, shame, and judgment following a gestational diabetes diagnosis. Find out about new research looking into the stigma around pregnancy-...
While it’s important for people with diabetes to follow a healthy diet, being overly restrictive with food choices can sometimes lead to unhealthy eating patterns. Hear...
Having to consider your child’s diabetes management on top of your own self-care can be a huge challenge to maintaining good mental health. Here are some tips from...
The constant mental toll of diabetes management can make it difficult to make positive changes. Experts at the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (...

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