5 Ways to Talk Gentler to Yourself with Diabetes

Living with diabetes is hard. The 24/7/365 management, constant conscientiousness, precise measurements and tracking, and near perfection that the condition requires can be exhausting, and sometimes we’re our own worst critic. We can become siloed in the “shoulds” and “should nots”, working ourselves into a corner of unrealistic expectations, not letting ourselves be fully human. […]

Diabetes and Divorce: Getting Through the Process

Diabetes can wreak havoc not only on one’s physical health, but on one’s mental and emotional health as well, and oftentimes the toll that diabetes takes will affect the entire family. If you’ve faced or are currently facing a divorce and live with diabetes, you know all too well that it adds a complicated layer […]

Managing the Emotional Toll of Diabetes and COVID-19

The world as we know it has changed due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The number of businesses closing, people being quarantined (mandatorily or voluntarily), laws changing to contain the spread of the disease in the United States, cities invoking curfews and travel bans, and people dying is changing by the […]

A Focus on Emotional Well-being with Type 2 Diabetes

Maintaining sound mental health can be difficult if you live with diabetes, and many people know that diabetes and depression are comorbidities. The stressors of managing a chronic condition put you at higher risk for depression, and depression can put one at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Scientists are still not completely sure why […]

A Volleyball Named Wilson and Diabetes Isolation

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission. By David Greene Over 23,000,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. That is almost 1 in every 10 people. The irony is that despite these numbers, many of us feel isolated by our diabetes. This is problematic […]

5 Reasons Why My Child With Diabetes Eats Low-Carb

Making decisions on behalf of our children is a tough job. A choice I recently had to make after my daughter’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis was regarding the details of our new lifestyle. This is where my husband and I have landed when it comes to how to feed our family from now on–choices informed […]