The T1D Guide for Mental Health Care Providers

If you’re going to be caring for a person with Type 1 diabetes with regard to their mental health, there are some important things to know about the various emotional impact of having T1D and the many potential outcomes.

Suicide Risks and Type 1 Diabetes

A 2014 review of studies that examined the relationship between Type 1 and suicide ideation, attempts, and concluded that those with Type 1 also have a higher risk of suicide.

Anxiety + Diabetes

When this distress gets too high, or is disproportionate to the situation provoking it, the person tends to suffer from anxiety instead of benefitting from it. You don’t have to dig deep to find a reason for increased levels of anxiety in those living with Type 1 diabetes.

What is Diabulimia?

What are the warning signs of the Type 1 eating disorder "diabulimia"? What are the best forms of treatment? What behaviors or psychological characteristics can put a person with Type 1 at a higher risk for developing it?

Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes burnout is a state in which someone with diabetes grows tired of managing their condition, and then simply ignores it for a period of time, or worse, forever.

COVID-19 Mental Health Check-In

Members of the Beyond Type 1 team took the chance to ask questions during a roundtable to get some clarity on mental health struggles pertaining to COVID-19.

Living with an Invisible Illness During a Pandemic

From well-meaning people, I’ve heard a lot of “everyone will be fine, only the sick and elderly are going to be hit hard.” I imagine they're not thinking about who is on the other end of that message.

COVID-19 Q+A with Endocrinologist Dr. Anne Peters

Dr. Anne Peters, a clinical diabetologist at the USC, recently took the time to answer questions about COVID-19 sourced from the Beyond Type 1 community.

Mental Health + Coping with Coronavirus

Dr. Mark Heyman, PhD, CDE shares some insight into good practices in the midst of concerns about coronavirus and its impact on mental health.

T1D, Sleep + Anxiety

Dave reflects on his support system and the other tools that help him cope with any anxiety he experiences surrounding his Type 1 diabetes.

How a Lack of Sleep Affects BGs + Stress Levels

Blood sugar levels, carbohydrate and sugar cravings, and insulin resistance are all proven results of sleep deprivation. Read more about the influence of sleep BGs and stress levels.

Love + Lost Sleep

Lisa talks about what it means to love someone with Type 1 diabetes and the ways her sleep in particular has at times been impacted by anxiety about her husband Matt's condition.

Diagnosis + Diabulimia: QiQi’s Journey

Eating disorders aren't discussed much in the diabetes world. Qiana shares her story about diabulimia to normalize the discussion about eating disorders.

Non-Binary + T1D: The World of Cpunk

Sam reflects on finding the cpunk community and how open others were to embracing their diabetes and non-binary identity.

Not a Choice: Being Type 1 + Transgender

O.C. talks about the similarities of living with both Type 1 diabetes and being transgender, and the unexpected hope that lies in realizing those.