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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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Mila writes about the shame that people with diabetes can experience when people question or misunderstand their food choices Continue Reading »

A currently-recruiting study will provide access to some of the world’s leading diabetes psychologists, support groups, and strategies to reduce distress and improve blood sugars Continue Reading »

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” Continue Reading »

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 policy, healthcare, media, and research Continue Reading »

Cultural sensitivity and relevancy are key to making nutrition advice accessible to everyone  Continue Reading »

Diabetes advocates, Renza and Grumpy, share the importance of #LanguageMatters and the consequences of  “grading” diabetes management Continue Reading »

holiday madness diabetes tips

Effective tips for surviving food-focused gatherings, defeating stress, cooking smart, sneaking in exercise, and optimizing sleep. Plus, clever recipes and great book recommendations! Continue Reading »

Language matters diabetes

How we talk about diabetes matters; using empowering, non-stigmatizing words is important when speaking with and about people with diabetes Continue Reading »

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