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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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Behavioral expert Dr. Bill Polonsky on how providers and caregivers can reframe diabetes conversations. Continue Reading »

How a culture of stigma and shame is hurting the conversation about diabetes. Continue Reading »

Friends for Life

Our top actionable tips for parents: straight from Friends for Life! Continue Reading »

JAMA Pediatrics

The story of one boy’s struggle with stigma. Continue Reading »

Nick Jonas

New non-profit aims to change the way people view type 1 diabetes. Continue Reading »

diabetes, stress

Have you ever felt stress related to your diabetes?

There’s no question – this can be a tough, unrelenting disease. It’s 24/7 with no breaks. It affects nearly every aspect of life. The management is repeatedly annoying, unpleasant, time-consuming, and worry-filled. It’s expensive. Continue Reading »

Diabetes UnConference

Plus, powerful moments and reflections on the event from diabetes advocates and patient attendees. Continue Reading »

Kerri Sparling

Why do some patients lie about their diabetes? Kerri investigates. Continue Reading »