Episode #25: Introducing Your Love Interest to T1D

 Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… Telling someone you just started dating that you have T1D can be scary! When do you tell someone you’re dating that you have T1D? Great question! People tend to overthink everything in new relationships. When to introduce your new partner to T1D can definitely be […]

Episode #24: T1D in Underserved Communities

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… Type 1 diabetes doesn’t know race, it doesn’t know your economic status, and it doesn’t know where you are from. We don’t live in a bubble with T1D. Everyone living with T1D has a story, with different experiences and backgrounds they bring to their life with […]

Episode #23: Managing T1D with Resilience

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… Resilience is the key to psychological health with T1D. We all know that living with T1D is not always easy, and sometimes it can be downright challenging. We all want to strive to bounce back from these challenges and become stronger in the process. We want […]

Episode #22: Stop Calling T1D a Second Job!

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… Every time I give a presentation to people with T1D or health care providers, I start by talking about all the reasons why living with T1D is so stressful. I tell them about the constant work, the complex thinking involved, and the fact that there are […]

Episode #21: Make T1D Your Superpower

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… Have you ever tried to hide T1D from other people? You know what I mean. Strategically placing your pump in CGM in places that aren’t visible. Going to the bathroom every time you have to take insulin. Avoiding talking about diabetes with anyone except for your […]

Episode #20: Finding Accountability with T1D

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… Do you ever find yourself sneaking around on diabetes when no one is watching? You know what I mean. You eat an extra cookie and ‘forget’ to take insulin. Or you put off changing your infusion set even though you know it’s time. You may even […]

Episode #19: A Vaccine for the Stress of T1D

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… After a year of lockdowns, we are all ready to put COVID-19 behind us. And with the vaccine being rolled-out, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. A COVID vaccine means a return to normal life is in our future. We will […]

Episode #18: Getting Your Family Onboard

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify What do you do when your family doesn’t understand the challenges of living with T1D? We’ve all been there. You’re cranky and irritable because your blood sugar is out-of-range. Your loved ones are annoyed with you because of the way you are treating them. When you try to explain […]

Episode #17: How to Avoid My Biggest Mistake

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode I talk about the biggest mistake I make as a psychologist working with people with T1D so you don’t make the same mistake. I don’t know about you, but I like to try to fix problems. I have learned that sometimes T1D brings on challenges that […]

Episode #16: Getting the Support you Need

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify Type 1 diabetes should never be a do-it-yourself condition. People with T1D need support from the people in our lives. But getting the support you need, isn’t always easy. Your friends and family probably want to be supportive, but they may not know how. On this episode, Dr. Mark […]