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.

Incorporating a Latinx Lens for Mental Health

To explore and learn more about disparities and the way our mental health is being addressed nowadays, I spoke with Rosalie Aguilar, project coordinator for the Salud America! program at University of Texas Health San Antonio.

The Impact of Insulin Rationing on Mental Health

Insulin rationing is an unfortunate reality for people with diabetes and the burden on mental health is something people with diabetes shouldn't have to bear.

Untreatable: My Life With Chronic Sustained Lows

I know this is terrifying. I take it extremely seriously. My situation is complicated, mysterious, and in many ways dire. It’s something that I’m learning to process and handle as I grow with it.

Mental Health Resources for People with Type 1 Diabetes

People with Type 1 diabetes have an increased risk for mental health issues. If you or someone you love is struggling, these resources may help.

What To Expect in a Telehealth Appointment for Mental Health

Dr. Mark Heyman answers questions about the impact of telehealth on mental health and why it's an important option.

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.