On Episode #44, I gave an overview of the three pillars of emotional health with T1D. You can listen to that episode HERE.
On this episode, we are doing a deep dive into Pillar #1: Diabetes Education.
Good diabetes education can have an enormous impact on your psychological well-being. If you struggle with anxiety because of T1D, connecting with a knowledgeable, compassionate diabetes educator is a great first step to get you to a better place – with your blood sugars and your mental health.
Diabetes education reduces anxiety
Anxiety is fear of the unknown, and T1D can be full of mystery and, therefore, stress. The better you understand diabetes, the less anxious you’ll be. Diabetes education can help you know what to expect with T1D, so you don’t worry so much about what might happen in the future.
Diabetes education gives you confidence
The more you know about T1D, the more confident you’ll be that you can take care of yourself. Diabetes education can help you feel like you have control over diabetes, rather than diabetes having power over you. The more you know about T1D, the more confident you’ll be you can handle whatever it throws your way.
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On this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist podcast, I talk about why good diabetes education is the only way to set yourself up for success on your T1D and mental health journey. I talk about how diabetes education can make you more confident, reduce your anxiety and give you hope that your life with T1D can get better. You will learn how to figure out what kind of education you need (there are more than you think) and how to find resources that meet your needs.