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Did you know men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with adult-onset type 1 diabetes? Or that people with diabetes are two to three times more likely to develop depression than people without diabetes? Despite this, men are less likely than women to seek help for mental health hurdles.
Whether you’re handling stress, diabetes distress, burnout, depression or anything else, sometimes talking to other people with diabetes who truly get it can make a big difference—connect with other guys with diabetes in the private Men’s Health group on the Beyond Type 1 Community App.
Therapy is another great way to get objective support for your mental health. Thank you to BetterHelp for offering everyone in our community two free weeks of professional online therapy.Learn more at BetterHelp.com/BeyondType1.
I mentally rehearse my Endocrinologist Visit Success Plan: The only way to avoid defeat is to beat the endocrinologist at her own game. I have to openly admit how horrible I am and then I will be immune to any criticism and insults to my ego.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri explains how including a mental health provider who understands diabetes can strengthen your care team and help you weather stress and avoid diabetes burnout.
According to Dr. Lawrence Fisher, Research Director at the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), Diabetes Distress or “DD” refers to all the fears and worries that people with diabetes experience on a daily basis. Fear of complications or the fear of hypoglycemia are examples of the types of concerns that may cause DD.