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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 diabetes diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. Taking care of your mental health (as well as your physical health) is key to living a healthy life with diabetes...
Navigating cancer is especially challenging for people with diabetes. Learn how cancer treatments can affect diabetes management in many ways, from blood sugar levels to...
Misguided questions, such as "can you eat that?" from well-meaning friends and family can feel infuriating. Sara Zarr shares how she responds to misconceptions without...
Diabetes technology has come a long way over the years, and even more exciting developments seem to be right on the horizon; however, it’s important to be aware of the...
Weight impacts diabetes and diabetes impacts weight. The emotional and physical toll of excess weight is not exclusive to the type 2 diabetes community as diaTribe staff...
Researchers are investigating if increasing positive affect – the feelings of being happy, cheerful, or proud of your accomplishments – can help teens with type 1...
Diabetes is complex and difficult, but a strong support group can help young adults get through it. Find out the advantages of a peer support group and where to find...
A story of bigotry on a radio show.
The connection between diabetes and depression has been garnering greater attention recently, and the term “diapression" has been coined by Dr. Paul Ciechanowski to...
What does a cure mean to you? Kerri Morrone Sparling shares her thoughts.
Special Conference Perspective: James S. Hirsch on the Human Drama of Diabetes
How do you stay healthy and happy with diabetes? Kerri shares five lessons she has learned over the years.
How can you change bad habits and achieve your health goals? Adam offers ten tips for success.
Six inspiring lessons learned over the last decade at the Behavioral Diabetes Institute.
Newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? The top ten things you should know!
Top 10 Things I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
AADE educator of the year Gary Scheiner on how even he (!) sometimes struggles to maintain excellent diabetes control.
Even diabetes experts find management challenging. How to go online and to your providers for support.
Can a one-day workshop improve diabetes distress and A1c in adults with type 1 diabetes?
Diabetes and distress: seven things to know and resources to help you take action

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