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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.

Plus, what people with diabetes and healthcare providers can do
A call to action to make this invisible disease visible.
Team Novo Nordisk athletes with diabetes dispel myths and stigma.
What is the role of the health humanities in diabetes care?
What helps me feel less frustration, failure, struggle, and guilt.
How sports can be a platform to tackle diabetes awareness and stigma.
Behavioral expert Dr. Bill Polonsky on how providers and caregivers can reframe diabetes conversations.
How a culture of stigma and shame is hurting the conversation about diabetes.
Our top actionable tips for parents: straight from Friends for Life!
The story of one boy’s struggle with stigma.
New non-profit aims to change the way people view type 1 diabetes.
Have you ever felt stress related to your diabetes? There’s no question – this can be a tough , unrelenting disease. It’s 24/7 with no breaks. It affects nearly every...
Plus, powerful moments and reflections on the event from diabetes advocates and patient attendees.
Why do some patients lie about their diabetes? Kerri investigates.
The delicate balance of portraying type 1 diabetes in the media.
Insights from the largest ever global study on the pressing mental and emotional needs of people with diabetes: DAWN2.
DiabetesMine’s Innovation Summit shares updates on device connectivity, stigma research, the Bionic Pancreas, and more!
Can a one-day workshop improve diabetes distress and A1c in adults with type 1 diabetes?
Even diabetes experts find management challenging. How to go online and to your providers for support.
Do people with diabetes feel social stigma? Results from a new survey could change the way we talk about diabetes...