Category: support

Diabetes Symptoms, emotional health, mental health, support, Type 1, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2, Type 2 Diabetes

Giving emotional and mental health support as a healthcare professional

Emotional and mental health support is too often missing for people living with diabetes. We’re calling on health services in the UK to create national standards for diabetes emotional and mental health support, including: Everyone is asked how they are feeling as part of every diabetes appointment. A mental health professional with knowledge of diabetes […]

A1c, Diabetes Camp, diabetes journey, Diabetes Symptoms, family of person with diabetes, insulin, Intensive management, Life with Diabetes, Relationships, support, Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Helped Create My Family

Ashley is a member of one of the Facebook support groups I am a part of. I was so amazed by her story. This one truly tells the tale of silver linings. Without diabetes, she would never have met her husband or created their beautiful family.  *** As a young child in rural Iowa, I never […]

diabetes diagnosis, diabetes management, Diabetes Symptoms, Intensive management, peer support, peer support communities, support, Type 2 Diabetes

Letter from the Editor: Peer Mentorship Program

As followers of our page, you know that Diabetes Daily is a place for people to learn about diabetes management and connect with their peer community. Not only to just survive from day to day but also, as one of our core values states, to thrive. As a small company of people touched by diabetes, […]

complications, Diabetes Symptoms, General, insulin, Intensive management, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low-carb diet, retinopathy, support, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Do Scare Tactics Help People with Diabetes?

Yesterday, a shocking image circulated through the diabetes online community. It was a surefire way to send a message. A message that implied if you eat ice cream, you will one day see complications. It stated an alarming statistic that every 30 seconds, a leg is amputated due to diabetes. This triggered many and created […]

Diabetes Symptoms, exercise, Get Moving, insulin, Intensive management, low-carb diet, support, Weight loss, Weight Management

Dawn Shares How She Lost 100 Pounds

I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn almost four years ago through the diabetic online community. I post a “what’s your workout” post every morning on Type 1 Athletes Facebook page to serve as motivation for myself and others. I remember when Dawn first started chiming in. What started as a way for her to […]

diabetes burnout, Diabetes Symptoms, General, insulin, Insulin Pumps, Intensive management, Life with Diabetes, low-carb diet, support, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

How to Care For Your Caregiver

Diabetes, as we all know, is a 24/7 condition, and besides feeling personal burnout from the constant highs, lows, diligent carbohydrate counting, and monitoring, our friends, family, and especially caregivers can sometimes feel that burnout as well. Nearly 29 percent of the adult population is a caregiver (or nearly 65 million people!); caregivers can be […]