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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.

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Diabetes stigma includes the experiences of exclusion, rejection, prejudice, and blame that some people with diabetes encounter. Learn how to identify this stigma, how it can lead to worse health outcomes, and what you can do to stand up to diabetes stigma. Continue Reading »

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 best health plans and wellness programs that will maximize productivity and allow their employees to live happy and healthy lives. Continue Reading »

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 holidays. If you are feeling overwhelmed it could be diabetes distress. Learn how to identify signs of diabetes distress, and what you can do to find support and manage negative emotions Continue Reading »

This National Diabetes Awareness Month, the nation is honoring nurses. In this article, Michael Hattori, a nurse who has type 2 diabetes in remission,  is on his way to becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and he shares advice on managing diabetes and how to work toward better health  Continue Reading »

During diaTribe’s d20 Lightning Talks, we heard from five leaders about stigma, how it negatively affects people with diabetes, and what can be done to counter the false narratives that lead to stigma Continue Reading »

The Libre Sense CGM is similar to the Freestyle Libre 2, but it’s made for athletes and not for people with diabetes Continue Reading »

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 their diabetes management and overall well-being Continue Reading »

At our virtual Musings Under the Moon #8 gathering, experts in health equity gathered to discuss what health equity really means, what its barriers are, and what actions are needed to achieve health equity.  Continue Reading »

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