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.

Mental Health + The Power of Running

Several members of Type One Run share their take on mental health and the connection between exercise, T1D management, and a healthy outlook on life.

Compare Less, Live More: Social Pressure + T1D

Alexi Melvin discusses the competitive nature of social media and the way it affects the T1D community in particular.

Running For My Life

Emily Johnson tells the story of how she took up running after a devastating encounter with complications of diabetes, something she worked all her life to avoid.

At Least It’s Not Cancer…

Liz Gilmore has a few words for people who claim diabetes isn't something to take seriously.

Why Are HbA1Cs Going Up Among Young Adults?

HbA1C Levels have gone up over the past decade, especially among young adults. At what point does technology become more of a hindrance than a help?

How to Help a Friend with Type 1 and an Eating Disorder

Having Type 1 diabetes is already difficult, and can be greatly exacerbated by an eating disorder, as Sara Mobäck discusses in this interview with BT1.

T1D in the Wild: When Type 1 Isn’t #1

The thing that I have come to realize is that sometimes – when my mind has not been laser-focused on T1D, my management has actually improved.

Body Image and Type 1 Diabetes

Erika Arff discusses body image and how it relates to Type 1 diabetes.

A ‘We Are Diabetes’ Mentor Tells Her Story

Julie Vagle struggled with an eating disorder and her stress was compounded by a T1D diagnosis. She had to undergo recovery in order to make peace with both.

Life with a T1D Eating Disorder

Shelby Charles lived with Type 1 diabetes for years and used it as a weight loss tool before understanding just dangerous her habits had become.