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Episode #35: Setting Boundaries with Others

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When is the last time someone crossed a boundary with you around T1D?

          ✔ They told you what you should or should not be eating.

          ✔ They demanded to know your blood sugar.

         ✔ They told you you are not working hard enough with T1D

         ✔ They ignored you when you needed their support.

Members of your health care team even may cross the line sometimes.

         ✔ Your doctor says something that embarrasses you

         ✔ Your dietician tells you what you can and cannot eat.

        ✔ Your educator threatens you with future complications. 

        ✔ No one asks you how you’re doing and what you need.

People in your life cross boundaries with T1D all the time. Good boundaries are essential for healthy relationships. For people with T1D, boundaries are even more critical. You have to set boundaries with people in your life around T1D, including your health care team!

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This is the second episode of a 2-part series on boundaries and T1D. Click HERE to listen to the first episode in this series.

On this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I talk about how you can set healthy boundaries with the people in your life, including your health care team. You are in charge of how you live your life with T1D, and healthy boundaries can help you get the support you need from other people. I’ll give you some sure-fire ways to tell if someone has crossed your boundaries with T1D and strategies you can use to set and stick to these healthy boundaries.