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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.

Daily information and statistics about the pandemic mean that the news is constant and can be overwhelming. Here’s how diaTribe’s Community Manager is handling her COVID...
Nurse and diabetes educator (and person with type 2 diabetes in remission!) Michael Hattori introduces seven self-care behaviors that provide a foundation for managing...
Michael continues to discuss tips and resources for the seven self-care behaviors that provide a foundation for managing your diabetes during challenging times
A guide to managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic, and a list of free mental health resources to help
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...
La importancia de la comunicación, volver a una “nueva vida normal”, superar el miedo y encontrar una comunidad para un adolescente recientemente diagnosticado
We are reminded during National Diabetes Awareness Month of the many daily challenges that are a part of living with diabetes – especially during COVID-19 and the...
Millions of people either with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes are covered by an employer-based healthcare plan. Employers should think about choosing the...
The virtual diabetes program Onduo provides individual coaching, technology, and other health tools for a range of conditions. The platform is available in Spanish, with...
Living with diabetes is an ever-evolving journey, one that can often lead to feelings of weariness and exhaustion. Scott Johnson shares his own experiences with diabetes...
The REAL-T clinical trial is currently recruiting – it will provide lifestyle-based telehealth support to young adults with type 1 diabetes to see if it helps improve...
Research shows that changes in Time in Range (TIR) affect your mood and that continuous glucose monitoring may help people with diabetes achieve better emotional health.
This clinical trial is currently recruiting. Families will participate in weekly sessions that focus on topics related to diabetes distress and parent-teen communication...
What is resilience and why are people with diabetes better prepared to develop it? Scott Johnson shares what he’s learned about how to build resilience and channel...
Time in Range (TIR) is another number for people with diabetes to pay attention to and use to improve their daily diabetes management. We talked with three women in the...
One of the most powerful ways to change a person’s mind is to have a one-on-one conversation. By focusing on the power of storytelling, diaTribe encourages people to...
Adolescence can be a confusing time, and this is doubly true for teenagers with type 1 diabetes. At a stage when everyone is starting to figure out who they are, the...
Scott Johnson, a community leader on diabetes, speaks with diaTribe's Cherise Shockley about his decision to write about his diabetes and mental health. He explains the...

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