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Diabetes & Mental Health News

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.

Busy healthcare providers may not always be able to listen to their patients' needs. Here's what to look for in a healthcare team and how to advocate for your mental...
Unraveling the link between diabetes and depression, the role of age, and how antidepressants impact diabetes. Discover key management and support tips.
FDA-approved AspyreRx is a digital therapy app for type 2 diabetes that uses CBT to boost wellness and glucose management via smartphone.
Explore the crucial role sleep plays in diabetes management. Understand the impact of sleep deprivation on glucose levels, dietary habits, and overall wellbeing.
Uncover the intricate connection between moods and blood sugar levels. Learn how families can navigate this complex relationship effectively.
Retirement is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time for anyone, but for people living with diabetes, this new stage of life may hit home differently. Here are the top...
Getting quality sleep is challenging for children with type 1 diabetes, who deal with sleep disturbances like device alarms, low episodes, and more. Here we share sleep-...
Explore how diabetes stigma in healthcare can hinder patient support and empowerment. Learn to recognize signs of stigma, understand its impact, and seek out stigma-free...
Myths and misconceptions about diabetes can cause added anxiety and stress for people living with the condition. Here we debunk some common diabetes myths and offer...
New research reveals a higher dementia risk in early-onset diabetes. Preventing prediabetes progression may be key to mitigating this risk.
Author Christine Fallabel, who has had type 1 diabetes since 2000, shares a powerful perspective on what she’s felt like living with the condition. Fallabel and others...
People with type 1 and 2 diabetes report experiencing diabetes stigma regardless of which devices they use. But when we start looking at which groups report the most...
Understand the stigma linked to medication use for diabetes and obesity management. Let's change the perception and enhance our healthcare conversations.
Explore the challenges of being transgender with diabetes, from emotional tolls to access to healthcare. Discover how one person found happiness and support.
Explore groundbreaking research that connects type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease through mitochondrial dysfunction. The link unveils new insights in elder care and...
Explore the challenges and effects of diabetes on relationships, and learn about strategies to mitigate its impact for healthier bonds with loved ones.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can lead to serious health complications including kidney failure, nerve damage, eye damage, heart disease, and stroke. Here’s how...
Sparling speaks out about the motivation behind her heartfelt, yet humorous collection of essays. She discusses growing up with diabetes, 'mentalbetes,' the power of...
Explore key insights from the second annual Diabetes + Mental Health Virtual Conference. Learn about the intersection of these two critical health areas from experts,...
This clinical trial is currently recruiting – participants will be enrolled in one of two stress-intervention courses to measures changes in A1C, diabetes distress, and...

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