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diabetes burnout

Keeping it Bubbly Without Bubbling Over.

Diabetes and Emotions By May 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , 11 Comments

Yesterday, I was at the JDRF TypeOneNation event in Dallas (big thank you to Tandem Diabetes for sponsoring my attendance in full – more on that disclosure here), and I did two presentations. Despite only seeing a circuit of airport/shuttle/hotel/shuttle/airport, Dallas was fun. During my talk on “Life After Diagnosis,” a family asked about my views on diabetes, citing that I seemed to…

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Guest Post: Taking Steps Towards Better.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger By March 29, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Emotional health can influence someone’s physical health, and after decades with type 1 diabetes, I know that my health is best when I’m being cared for as a person, with mental health categorized as high a priority as my A1C or standard deviation of blood sugar.  How you feel about the disease you live with every day matters. Today, my favorite texting…

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Overcoming Diabetes Overwhelmus.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support By September 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 16 Comments

Today, I am honored to have Susan Weiner and Paula Ford-Martin contributing a guest post to SUM, writing about diabetes burnout and their new book, Diabetes 365: Tips for Living Well.  I’m pretty biased, as I used to work for Paula at dLife (and with Susan), but their book and their message are a tremendous resource for newly diagnosed and…

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To A Crisp.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By September 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

The folks at Diabetes Daily have cobbled together a day to discuss diabetes social media burnout.  (Yes, ironic to dedicate a day of online discussion about diabetes social media burnout …) but the topic is real and something that we have all encountered over the years, so it bears discussion. Only I’m not talking about it today. Why?  Because I…

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Slackadaisical.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By April 9, 2015 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

Self-tracking isn’t limited to the number of steps I take in a day or mapping out the data of my blood sugar trends. In my life, tracking emotional health is important, as it influences my physical health. Yeah, even if I try to pretend it doesn’t. Gripper socks are those socks that have the little bits of plastic on the…

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Show Me Your Pump … Or Not.

Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By October 21, 2014 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

During a presentation in Duluth, MN last week, I was talking about my family and I used a photo in the slide deck that I’ve used many times before.  It’s one of Birdy, Chris, and I and we’re at some park on a sunny fall day, enjoying the sunshine. “This is my family.  And right there – RIGHT THERE –…

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Talking About Diabetes Burnout.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By November 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 11 Comments

Diabetes is every day, but burnout doesn’t have to be.   You might also like: Diabetes Blog Week: Message Monday. Rewind: These Boots Were Made for Talking Type 1 Origins: Talking Comic Books with Partha Kar. Perspectives on Diabetes: Why Children with Diabetes Matters.

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