Episode #28: 4 Reasons Why T1D Keeps you Stuck

 Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify As a diabetes psychologist, I have worked with 100’s of people struggling with type 1 diabetes. While each person has unique challenges with T1D, there is one common theme across almost everyone I’ve worked with. People with T1D feel stuck. T1D gets in the way and makes it […]

Episode #27: Let’s Think Beyond Therapy

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify We know mental health support should be an integral part of treatment for T1D. But what does this really mean? If we only think about mental health support and treatment as sitting in a therapist’s office once a week, we are doing everyone with T1D a great disservice. We have […]

Episode #26: All about Psych Meds and T1D

Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify In this episode… Have you ever thought that taking a medication for depression anxiety might help you, but then you thought again because you were worried about how these drugs might impact your blood sugars? Or maybe you don’t like the thought of taking another medication, even if it […]

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 […]