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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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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 »


The delicate balance of portraying type 1 diabetes in the media. Continue Reading »

DAWN2, psychosocial, study, diabetes

Insights from the largest ever global study on the pressing mental and emotional needs of people with diabetes: DAWN2. Continue Reading »

diabetesmine, innovation summit

DiabetesMine’s Innovation Summit shares updates on device connectivity, stigma research, the Bionic Pancreas, and more! Continue Reading »

Can a one-day workshop improve diabetes distress and A1c in adults with type 1 diabetes? Continue Reading »

Even diabetes experts find management challenging. How to go online and to your providers for support. Continue Reading »