My Biggest Mental Health Challenges with T1D

Is it important for you to have someone on your diabetes healthcare team who also lives with diabetes? I recently asked my Instagram followers this question and many responses said yes, it’s extremely important for them that someone on their team had diabetes. Diabetes is challenging and you want someone who really GETS IT and knows the day-to-day work that goes into your diabetes management.

Even though many of us may not have the opportunity to have someone on our team who has diabetes, I want to make sure I am giving you the best information I can because as both a mental health professional and a person who lives with type 1 diabetes, I GET IT. I know where you are coming from and I have lived through many of my own struggles with diabetes. 

In this episode of the Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I share 3 of my biggest mental health challenges with T1D and the tools that helped me to overcome them. I hope that sharing my own struggles and the skills I learned, helps you to reflect and overcome your own struggles so you can be more spontaneous and present in your life. 

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