Research is providing strong evidence that non-compliance is about trauma much more than willful neglect. Avoidance and shame are common with PTSD. The psychological impact of diabetes sheds new light on those unable to manage their care.
If there was anything about diabetes that I was not prepared for, it was the emotional roller coaster that began before diagnosis and continues somewhat to this day. 4 tips for dealing with negative emotions
Living with diabetes means you are processing enormous amounts of information every day. It takes specific communication skills to effectively communicate your needs, wants and other information.
It was refreshing to find this article that talks about the root of living well with diabetes – dealing with Diabetes Distress.
To change your diabetes life, create thoughts that are pleasing and focus on them. You decide. You choose. Somedays that is just enough.
For most of us, we reference our diagnosis as “getting diabetes”. When worded this way, it makes the situation sound as if we’ve received something. What we received is a new diagnosis, but we’ve also lost a fully functioning part of our body that will now require...