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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 42 years.

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T1D should never be a do-it-yourself condition. Living with T1D is challenging, and it’s even more difficult when you don’t have support from other people. Michel was alone with T1D for many years. He hid that he had diabetes from many of his friends and coworkers. Even his family didn’t know how much he was struggling. This all changed after Michel had a serious car accident because of a severe low blood sugar. He had to open up about his diabetes, and he was shocked by the outpouring of support he got.

Michel tells us his story about how getting support and becoming involved in the diabetes community changed his life. He shares some great tips on how people with T1D can get the support they need.