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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.

What can diabetes advocates learn from the HIV/AIDS movement? Part five of our exclusive interview with David Panzirer and Dana Ball.
Diabetes and distress: seven things to know and resources to help you take action
AADE educator of the year Gary Scheiner on how even he (!) sometimes struggles to maintain excellent diabetes control.
Top 10 Things I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
Newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? The top ten things you should know!
Six inspiring lessons learned over the last decade at the Behavioral Diabetes Institute.
How to deal when your life (and your diabetes) gets complicated.
How to be a better patient and health care provider - Dr. Anne Peter’s top ten actionable tips for people with diabetes.
How can you change bad habits and achieve your health goals? Adam offers ten tips for success.
How do you stay healthy and happy with diabetes? Kerri shares five lessons she has learned over the years.
Special Conference Perspective: James S. Hirsch on the Human Drama of Diabetes
What does a cure mean to you? Kerri Morrone Sparling shares her thoughts.
The connection between diabetes and depression has been garnering greater attention recently, and the term “diapression" has been coined by Dr. Paul Ciechanowski to...
A story of bigotry on a radio show.
Stem cells, George Bush, and a parent's dream.

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