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Mental Health

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.

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As your children and teens gain more independence with their diabetes, building resilience is extremely important. How can they build resilience, what does the research show, and what should parents know? Continue Reading »

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People with diabetes who are also a part of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges when it comes to healthcare, dealing with stigma and body image issues. Shawn Laib describes his personal experiences while speaking to other LGBTQ people about how they manage being at the intersection of both of these identities. Continue Reading »

Alan Uphold, who has type 1 diabetes, shares his experiences with disclosing his diabetes to strangers, friends, and loved ones, and he offers tips for others on how to do the same. Continue Reading »

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Many parents are wondering how they can best look after the mental wellbeing of their child with type 1 diabetes. We spoke with a licensed mental health counselor to provide you with several easy and actionable tips. Continue Reading »