5 Ways You Can Manage Diabetes Mindfully

All of us with T1D have been there. You hear your CGM alarm go off…again. Annoyed, you look at your phone and see your blood sugar at 253mg/dl with one arrow up. Your mind races. You think about how much you hate diabetes. You beat yourself up for having pizza for lunch. You worry that […]

Diabetes Education is Essential for Mental Health

Good diabetes education can have an enormous impact on your psychological well-being. If you struggle with anxiety because of T1D, connecting with a knowledgeable, compassionate diabetes educator is a great first step to get you to a better place – with your blood sugars and your mental health. Diabetes education reduces anxiety Anxiety is fear […]

The Support People with T1D Actually Need

The numbers are astounding. Research shows over 40% of people with T1D meet the clinical cutoff for diabetes distress. Even more have diabetes burnout and negative emotions associated with T1D. Mental health support should be a part of the treatment for EVERYBODY with T1D. But the bigger question is, what kind of mental health treatment […]

Episode #6: The Cost and Logistics of T1D

This is the final episode of a 6-part series talking about how to overcome the biggest mental health challenges of living with T1D. In this episode, we talk to Heather Cobb about how the time and effort involved in the logistics of managing diabetes in the US affected her mental health. Heather has been living […]

Episode #5: Guilt, Shame & T1D

This is Episode 5 of a 6-part series talking about how to overcome the biggest mental health challenges of living with T1D. In this episode, we talk about how T1D can fuel guilt and shame with Christina Burbelo. Christina was diagnosed with T1D a little over 15 years ago. And in the years since, she […]

Episode #4: Anxiety and Type 1 Diabetes

This is Episode 4 of a 6-part series talking about how to overcome the biggest mental health challenges of living with T1D. In this episode, we talk about the relationship between anxiety and T1D with Alexi Melvin. Alexi was diagnosed with T1D 17 years ago when she was 14. She is the Chair of Beyond […]

Episode #3: Being Diagnosed with T1D as an Adult

This is Episode 3 of a 6-part series talking about how to overcome the biggest mental health challenges of living with T1D. In this episode, we talk to Adelina Pink about the mental health challenges of being diagnosed with T1D as an adult. Adelina was diagnosed with T1D in March 2019 when she was 31 […]

Episode #2: Feeling Alone with T1D

This is Episode 2 of a 6-part series talking about how to overcome the biggest mental health challenges of living with T1D. In this episode, we talk about feeling alone and isolated with diabetes with Michel Godbout. Michel recently retired as an elementary school teacher in Ontario, Canada and has been living with T1D for […]

Episode #1: Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

This is Episode 1 of a 6-part series talking about how to overcome the biggest mental health challenges of living with T1D. In this episode, we talk about diabetes burnout with David Mina. David is the digital creator behind TYPE1LIVABETIC on Instagram and has been living with T1D for over 11 years. Diabetes burnout is […]

Tame Your Inner Critic with T1D

People with T1D can be their own worst critics. You have high expectations for yourself and your diabetes management. You tell yourself your blood sugars should be lower, you should be eating healthier, or you shouldn’t feel burnt out. When you don’t meet these expectations, you beat yourself up, thinking being hard on yourself will […]