You have to be honest with yourself about the emotional challenges of living with T1D.
Let’s be honest. Living with T1D is not easy. As much as you don’t want to admit it, life with T1D can be downright challenging sometimes. However, when you try to sweep the challenges under the rug and pretend like they aren’t there, you are not doing yourself any favors.
It’s ok, even healthy, to recognize that T1D is challenging. If you don’t, you are not being honest with yourself.
But honesty works both ways.
You have to be honest with yourself and see that sometimes, you may exaggerate how challenging T1D truly is. T1D is not easy, but most of the time, it is doable. If you make the challenges more complicated than they need to be, you aren’t doing yourself any favors.
On this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist podcast, I talk about why being honest with yourself about T1D is critical to your mental health. I give you some ways to check yourself to make sure you are not sugar-coating diabetes or making it into something in your life that it is not. And if you find you have not been completely honest with yourself about T1D, I give you a step-by-step guide to help you see T1D for what it is – and nothing more and nothing less.