Why You Should Commemorate Your Diaversary

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on June 1, 1999. Every year on June 1, I go to the same restaurant I went to the day I was diagnosed to eat pizza and commemorate my diaversary. This tradition on my diaversary helps me stay on track with my mental health. Your diaversary is an […]

3 Things You Can Let Go of with Type 1 Diabetes

No matter how hard you try, you can’t get rid of diabetes. It’s just not possible. What you can do is let go of things diabetes brings into your life that are not helpful. Holding on to the emotions, misconceptions, and expectations that come with diabetes is overwhelming. Letting go of these unhelpful things can […]

Episode #11: The Power of Connection with T1D

In this episode, we talk to Jen Hanson. Jen is the Executive Director of Connected in Motion (CIM). CIM works to create a culture of support & engagement in diabetes self-management through peer-based experiential diabetes education, sport, and outdoor adventure. Jen combines her love for the outdoors with her mission of improving the lives of […]

Episode #10: Managing T1D Mindfully

Mindfulness is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? More importantly, what does mindfulness have to do with T1D? In this episode, we’ll talk all about mindfulness and T1D. Dr. Mark will give you four things you can do today to start incorporating mindfulness into your diabetes management […]

T1D: Unwelcome Intruder or Annoying Roommate?

Do you ever look at someone else with T1D and wonder how they are handling the stress so well, while you are struggling? You feel stuck with diabetes, and they seem like they aren’t letting diabetes hold them back. You both have to do the same things to manage T1D. You both deal with high […]

How to Stay Emotionally Healthy Using a CGM

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are life-changing. This technology has revolutionized the way we live with T1D and has made life with diabetes easier in many ways. But CGMs are only helpful if they work for you and your mental health. There are so many good things about CGMs — however, there are also some challenges. […]

The Benefits of a Relationship with Your T1D

­­Relationship: The way two or more entities behave toward one another. Whether you know it or not, you have a relationship with diabetes. This relationship started the day you were diagnosed and will continue for as long as you are living with diabetes. What does it mean to have a relationship with diabetes? Having a […]

3 Ways to Keep it Simple with T1D & Mental Health

Sometimes we like to make things too complicated. Now, I know the emotional side of living with T1D isn’t always easy. When you’re having a hard time with T1D, your first instinct may be that your challenging situation needs a complex solution. But when you can’t figure out what to do, you end up feeling […]

Episode #9: Changing Your T1D Tech Mindset

Diabetes technology is a real game-changer. But can you get too much of a good thing? In this episode, you’ll hear Dr. Mark help Rob with his T1D tech burnout. Rob will talk about his stress related to using his insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor to manage T1D. Then you’ll hear Dr. Mark work […]

Episode #8: Talking Mental Health with an Endo

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Calvin Wu, an endocrinologist at Steady Health. Calvin is a big advocate for integrating mental health care into treatment for T1D. He recognizes the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach to medical care. He appreciates that diabetes is a highly personal disease that can touch or be touched by […]