Mental Health Guide for Boys and Men With T1d

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Liz Cambron-Kopco Living with diabetes can lead to diabetes burnout and negatively impact mental health. Both diabetes and mental health conditions can be invisible diseases, making it isolating when you don’t “appear” sick. This can be even harder for boys and men, who are less likely […]

Diabetes and the Fear It Creates

People with diabetes need their insulin, devices, and other medications to stay healthy. Some hoard supplies in case of emergencies. Others try to, but unfortunately, these items are extremely expensive, and it just isn’t always feasible. I recently got a glimpse of a diabuddy’s supply drawer (it was more like an entire bureau) and was […]

Why Going to Therapy Is Giving Yourself the Chance You Deserve

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Liz Cambron-Kopco, Growing up, you may constantly hear how important taking care of your physical health is. But mental health is often overlooked. Today, mental health is recognized as a more critical part of overall wellbeing. Still, there are stigmas surrounding it that need to be addressed. […]

Women’s Health & Diabetes – The Latest

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Julia Kenney, At ATTD 2022, researchers discussed the latest research on pregnancy, menstrual cycles, and overall health outcomes in women with diabetes. Diabetes technology can be a valuable tool to improve women’s health and empower people with real-time health data. Women’s health was a hot […]

This Is Your Brain on Diabetes (ADA 2021)

The brain affects diabetes, and diabetes affects the brain, a complex relationship that goes in both directions. For many patients, the brain-metabolism connection means challenges and health declines. Most people that have experienced hypo- and hyperglycemia are well aware of the way that blood sugar troubles can inflict brain fog and other minor short-term malfunctions. […]

Remember, Your Time in Range Isn’t a Grade Either

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler Time in Range (TIR) is another number for people with diabetes to pay attention to and use to improve their daily diabetes management. We talked with three women in the diabetes community about how they use TIR as a helpful number to keep them […]

How to Find a Good Mental Health Provider

If you live with any form of diabetes, you’re far more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. An estimated 40% of people with type 1 diabetes and 35% of people with type 2 diabetes experience significant levels of “diabetes distress,” which can result in negative mental health repercussions, including diabetes burnout. A mental health […]

Mental Health Check In: Identifying and Processing Trauma

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team Over the past year, we’ve collectively faced an intense and stress-inducing time due to COVID-19. Even with some light at the end of the tunnel approaching due to vaccines, we will each be dealing with and processing the ramifications of […]

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. […]

How to Deal with Uncomfortable Situations

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a coworker telling you that you shouldn’t join in on the company cake or a friend who makes an ignorant joke, there are many times where we are put into social situations where diabetes is a brunt of a joke or just blatantly misunderstood. How does this make a […]