Why Avoiding the Stress of T1D is Not the Answer

Episode #83

Do you ever feel like you just need a break from diabetes? Do you think the best way to reduce your stress is to avoid thinking about and managing diabetes for a while?

On paper, that makes sense. However, what actually happens is you make the situation worse. The more you try to avoid the stress of diabetes, the harder it comes back to bite you.

In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I talk about The Paradox of Avoidance. You'll hear why trying to avoid stress does the exact opposite of what you want it to do. I show you how leaning into the stress makes it easier to deal with, and I give you some tips to help you do just that.

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