#157: Practical Tools to Manage T1D Without Letting It Take Over Your Life

Do you ever feel like your life is all about type 1 diabetes? You’re not alone. Living with T1D is a full-time job, and it can feel overwhelming, especially if you also work in the diabetes field.

Here’s the good news: You don’t have to let T1D control your life. I’ve got two simple, practical tips to share that could make a real difference for you.

  1. Cut Yourself Some Slack: Stop aiming for perfection in managing your T1D. It’s okay not to get it right all the time. Lightening up on yourself can actually relieve a lot of stress.
  2. Set Boundaries: You don’t need to talk or think about diabetes 24/7. Make it clear to the people around you, too. This helps you focus on other aspects of your life, giving you a well-deserved break from T1D.

On the latest episode of the LiveFree with T1D podcast, I talk with healthcare providers who also have T1D. They love what they do but sometimes feel that T1D is consuming their lives. I share these exact strategies with them to help them maintain a healthier balance.

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