When someone walks into my office, more often than not, they are coming to see me because they are looking to let go of something related to their diabetes. While […]
Most people with diabetes – myself included – have things about their diabetes that they prefer to keep to themselves. But as a diabetes psychologist, one of the biggest challenges […]
It is no secret that living with diabetes comes with many challenges. But living with diabetes has brought me some really interesting opportunities for learning and growth. When I was […]
When I tell people – especially people who don’t know much about diabetes – about my work, they usually look confused. Most people think of diabetes as a physical condition […]
Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the diabetes community about the need to address the emotional aspects of living with diabetes. Many people with diabetes – both type 1 and type 2 – have a really hard time dealing with the emotional aspects of diabetes, and this can have a big impact on their quality of life and their ability to follow their treatment plan. While we can’t make diabetes disappear (just yet), we can support people with diabetes to help them not feel so alone and give them skills and resources to help them to deal with any difficult emotions they may feel.
Welcome to the blog for the Center for Diabetes and Mental Health. We are excited that we finally have our website up and running so that we can be a resource for you on the issues related to diabetes and mental health. Whether you are a person living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, a family member of someone with diabetes, a healthcare provider or a part of the diabetes business community, we hope that this blog will help you to learn more about these important issues. In addition, we want help you, regardless of your roll in the diabetes community, to think about what you can do to help make living with diabetes easier.