The Diabetes Psychologist

The Diabetes Psychologist

Hosted by: Mark Heyman

Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is stressful and can take a significant psychological and emotional toll - and this is something we just don’t talk about enough. Join Dr. Mark Heyman, a clinical psychologist and...

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#116: How to Find Your Voice with T1D

 My guest on this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast is Brooke Bennett. In January 2022, Brooke gave a TEDx Talk called Why the Price of Insulin is a Danger to Diabetics. This talk has more than 1 million...
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#115: A Plan to Deal with Severe Low Blood Sugar

Low blood sugar is the nemesis of every person with type 1 diabetes. Lows are inconvenient, annoying, and can be scary. What happens when you have a severe low blood sugar? In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist...
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#114: Why the CEO of JDRF Runs So Much

My guest on this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast is Aaron Kowalski. Aaron is an active runner AND the CEO of JDRF. In this episode, Aaron talks about his path to becoming the leader of the world's largest...
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#113: Introducing the World's Worst Diabetes Mom

Parenting a child who has T1D can be stressful. It takes patience, grit, and sense of humor. Just ask my guest on this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast. Stacey Simms a T1D mom. Her son Benny was diagnosed...
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#112: Moving Beyond the Familiar with T1D

People with T1D tend to be creatures of habit. In some ways, this can be helpful. However, being a creature of habit can also get in the way of trying new things and expanding your diabetes management toolbox. In this...
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#111: What It Is Like to Participate in Clinical Trials

My guest on this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast is Krystle Samai. Krystle has been living with T1D since she was 9 years old and she has participated in over 100 clinical trials in the diabetes space. In...
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#110: Playing in the NFL with T1D

Dream big because you do do anything in life with T1D. This includes playing linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). Just ask Brandon Green. Diagnosed with T1D a boy in Texas, football became part of his...
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#109: How to Get Involved in Clinical Trials

My guest on this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast is Dave Walton, the CEO of the T1D Exchange. You have probably heard about the T1D Exchange and are curious about what they do. Dave breaks it down for us...
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#108: ReImagine Your Life with T1D!

In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I challenge you to think bigger about your life with T1D. You want to show up in the world, without letting diabetes get in the way. But we all know that,...
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#107: Why Your Diabetes is Not Special

In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I tell you why your diabetes is not special (even though you think it is!). You'll learn the reasons why you tell yourself that the stress you experience with T1D...
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#106: How to Invest in Your Mental Health with T1D

In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I talk about why it takes work to manage the stress of living with T1D, and why putting in the work is an investment worth making. You have all kinds of excuses as...
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#105: Think Bigger with T1D + Mental Health

In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I talk about how you can think bigger in your life with T1D. Do you ever get fixated on NOT feeling burned out, stressed out, or overwhelmed with T1D? Working on...
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