Physical Safety vs. Emotional Safety with T1D

How many times have you checked your blood sugar and it’s out of range, so you throw logic out the window and quickly react instead of pausing to think about what your next move should be? Maybe you panic and start eating the entire kitchen due to a low blood sugar, or you take more insulin than needed because you are terrified of the issues that can happen when your blood sugar is at a higher level for a long period of time. No matter the situation, diabetes management can be incredibly challenging, but it’s important to take time to recognize and analyze your own feelings and management patterns so you can navigate your personal journey safely. 

In this episode of the Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I discuss the difference between physical safety and emotional safety and how you can know the difference so that you can keep yourself physically safe while empowering yourself to try new things and experiences. 

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