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.

Addressing the Emotional Side of Diabetes with Dr. Bill Polonksy

"So I started walking around the waiting room and introducing myself to people, saying, 'Hey, could you tell me what's living with diabetes like for you?' And the most remarkable thing happened — The very first person I asked this looked at me and said, 'Thank you — no one's ever asked me that question before.'"

Life with T1D: A Gamer’s Take

DJ is a content creator living with Type 1 diabetes. In his spare time, he hosts video game streams and has connected with a number of other T1Ds as a result.

Este Haim On Burnout + Bolusing For Pizza

Este Haim, a member of sister pop trio Haim, talks to Beyond Type 1 about how diabetes burnout influenced her verse on the band's new track "Hallelujah"

Coping With Fear of Hypoglycemia

This panel features opinions from a psychologist, CDE and patient regarding fears of hypoglycemia and ways they can be assuaged -- one of which involves having tools at your disposal.

When Burnout + Exhaustion Is All You Can Muster

Stacey Obrecht shares some raw + honest words about the moments when all she has is tiredness + ill will for her son's Type 1.

Taking the Blame and Shame Out of Complications

Noted T1D blogger Renza Scibilia and Twitter's Chris Aldred ("The Grumpy Pumper") talk about blaming and shaming when it comes to complications.

My Journey with Hypo Anxiety

Kristi shares the story of her anxiety surrounding hypoglycemia, how she came to name the issue and how she has grown in the face of adversity.

Saving My Own Life: A Story of Diabetes + Depression

Jiggy Yoon discusses the ups and downs in her life around the time of her diagnosis, and how she learned to pick herself up in spite of hardship and depression.

Language Matters

Diabetogenic blog creator Renza Scibilia writes about the power of language and why it matters so much, especially in the diabetes space.

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.