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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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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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To commemorate World Obesity Day, we are raising attention on terribly stigmatizing language around obesity and weight Continue Reading »

Diabetes morning routine Adam Brown

How ten minutes, two easy tasks, and one Post-It Note help me start days on brighter note Continue Reading »

Musings Under the Moon 2018

Kelly Close and Adam Brown led two panels on next-generation diabetes at The diaTribe Foundation’s third annual gathering during ADA 2018; plus highlights from the “after hours” fireside chat on patient-centric innovation Continue Reading »

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When the benefits seem “long term,” it’s easy to deprioritize habits today. How to overcome the time perspective challenge – and it costs nothing! Continue Reading »

diabetes peer support communities

Healthcare professionals are increasingly recognizing peer support as a valuable element of diabetes care; read for a list of peer support communities Continue Reading »

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What readers have taught me in the past year about living better with diabetes Continue Reading »

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What my new vacuum reminded me about changing my own behavior Continue Reading »