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In this episode, we talk to Mary Anderson about how using diabetes technology has impacted her mental health. Diagnosed with T1D in December of 2018 and dove into the world of diabetes tech right away and started using a CGM and a pump. After a while, her CGM started causing skin issues and she began feeling burnt out with the alarms. The tools that were supposed to make her life with T1D easier, were causing her stress.
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Diabetes technology is awesome, but it does have some downsides. We need to be able to acknowledge the challenges of diabetes tech along with the benefits. Mary talks about how being flexible and finding the tools that work for her lifestyle have been the key for her emotional health with T1D.
You can find Mary on Instagram @mary.type1.