Episode #23: Managing T1D with Resilience

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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 to be resilient with T1D! But how do you build resilience with T1D?

That is the million-dollar question!!


The Ultimate Guide To Getting Unstuck With Type 1 Diabetes gives you strategies you can start using TODAY to insert flexibility into your life with T1D.


My guest on this episode is Asha Brown. Asha is the Founder and Executive Director of We Are Diabetes, a non-profit organization that offers hope and support to people with T1D-related eating disorders. This episode is about so much more than eating disorders. It is full of lessons everyone with T1D can use to build a foundation of psychological strength and resilience.

From her experience living with an eating disorder and T1D, Asha gives us steps to build resilience with T1D.

do not hide!

Asha hid her struggles with T1D for over ten years, and they only came to light when they caused her to lose her dream job. When you hide your struggles with T1D, you feel alone and don’t give others the opportunity to support you. Sharing your struggles lets you get the help you need and live more flexibility, even when life with T1D is challenging.

accept there are things you can’t control

Trying to control what is not able to be controlled squashes resilience. It sets you up for failure. If you can accept that there are things you cannot control with T1D, it illuminates what you can control and gives you the freedom to focus your attention on those things.

Find community

The T1D community breeds resilience. It allows you to get support and not feel so alone. It also exposes you to people who have had similar struggles as you and have come out stronger on the other side. Community opens the door to these people becoming your role-models, and you can follow the path they have paved ahead of you.

You can find out more about We Are Diabetes at www.wearediabetes.org.