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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.

Even diabetes experts find management challenging. How to go online and to your providers for support.
Can a one-day workshop improve diabetes distress and A1c in adults with type 1 diabetes?
Why do some patients lie about their diabetes? Kerri investigates.
Plus, powerful moments and reflections on the event from diabetes advocates and patient attendees.
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...
DiabetesMine’s Innovation Summit shares updates on device connectivity, stigma research, the Bionic Pancreas, and more!
Insights from the largest ever global study on the pressing mental and emotional needs of people with diabetes: DAWN2.
The delicate balance of portraying type 1 diabetes in the media.
The story of one boy’s struggle with stigma.
Our top actionable tips for parents: straight from Friends for Life!
How a culture of stigma and shame is hurting the conversation about diabetes.
Behavioral expert Dr. Bill Polonsky on how providers and caregivers can reframe diabetes conversations.
Team Novo Nordisk athletes with diabetes dispel myths and stigma.
A call to action to make this invisible disease visible.
Plus, what people with diabetes and healthcare providers can do
AADE’s Dr. Susan Guzman and diaTribe ’s Adam Brown discuss how common stigma is, why it matters, and tips to overcome it
Approaching the conversation, words and phrases to use, and more!
How sports can be a platform to tackle diabetes awareness and stigma.
What helps me feel less frustration, failure, struggle, and guilt.
What is the role of the health humanities in diabetes care?