Most people think about emotional health with T1D in the wrong way. Emotional health does not mean never feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and burnt out with T1D. It means being able to handle these feelings and not let them get in your way. If you have challenging T1D-related emotions, but they don’t get in your way, my guess is they won’t bother you too much.
What do you have to do to become emotionally healthy with T1D?
DON’T LET T1D HOLD YOU BACK!
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.
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On this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist podcast, I introduce the three pillars of emotional health with T1D. I tell you why these three pillars are the foundation you need to be ready to handle whatever T1D throws your way. You’ll see how looking at your emotional health with T1D through the lens of these pillars can show you the path toward freedom and flexibility in your life with T1D.
Here is an overview of the three pillars of emotional health with T1D I talk about on this episode:
Diabetes education: If you don’t understand what diabetes is and how to manage it, you will probably feel overwhelmed, unsteady on your feet, and have some crazy blood sugars.
Mindset: Your mindset encompasses what you do with your thoughts, emotions, and experience living with diabetes. When you change your mindset, you change your experience of living with T1D.
Behavior: If you can do whatever you want with T1D, all the thoughts emotions are just background noise. When T1D does not get in the way of your life, you are emotionally healthy.
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