Trust and Your Insulin Pump

The most important part of any relationship is trust. The relationship between a person with diabetes and their insulin pump is no different – it has to be built on […]

Making Changes

As hard as many of us may try, we can’t do much to change the reality of what diabetes is as a medical condition. What we can change however is […]

Letting Go

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 […]

Keeping Secrets

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 […]

I Can!

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 […]

The mental health struggles with diabetes need to be everyone's concern.

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.