Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is stressful and can take a significant psychological and emotional toll - and this is something we just don’t talk about enough.
Join Dr. Mark Heyman, a clinical psychologist and a leading expert in T1D and mental health, as he talks candidly about the emotional side of T1D. You’ll hear honest conversations about how T1D impacts mental health, and you’ll get actionable strategies to help you face the emotional challenges of T1D head-on, and live a full life, without letting diabetes get in the way.
Finding Gratitude with T1D
When we think about T1D, our thoughts usually go to the negative. But, have you ever considered what type 1 diabetes (T1D) has brought to your life that you are grateful for?
In this episode, we talk about how practicing gratitude can help you create a sense of balance and peace with type 1 diabetes. Finding gratitude with T1D does not mean ignoring the challenges. It means seeing that diabetes comes with positives and negatives and that these things can exist at the same time.
The Power of Outdoor Adventure and Connection with T1D
In this episode, we talk to Jen Hanson, the Executive Director of Connected in Motion (CIM). CIM works to create a culture of support & engagement through peer-based experiential diabetes education, sport, and outdoor adventure. Jen combines her love for the outdoors with her mission of improving the lives of people with T1D.
Connecting with others with T1D is powerful. Jen shares how CIM fosters connections and how these connections push people with T1D to do things they never thought possible.
Managing T1D Mindfully
Mindfulness is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? More importantly, what does mindfulness have to do with T1D? In this episode, we’ll talk all about mindfulness and T1D. Dr. Mark will give you four things you can do today to start incorporating mindfulness into your diabetes management routine.
Coaching with Dr. Mark! Changing Your T1D Tech Mindset
In this episode, you’ll hear Dr. Mark help Rob with his T1D tech burnout. Rob will talk about his stress related to using his insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor to manage T1D. Then you’ll hear Dr. Mark work with Rob to help him shift his mindset so he can use diabetes technology without getting overwhelmed and burned out.
Talking T1D & Mental Health with an Endocrinologist
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Calvin Wu, an endocrinologist at Steady Health. Calvin is a big advocate for integrating mental health care into treatment for T1D.
Calvin offers some insights as to why mental health issues often are not addressed by endocrinologists, and gives us some great suggestions on how to get the support you need from your health care team.
You can find out more about Steady Health at www.steady.health or on Instagram @steady.health.
Meet the Diabetes Psychologist
In this episode, you’ll get to know The Diabetes Psychologist. Dr. Mark Heyman talks about his diabetes story and about his work. You’ll hear about the types of patients he sees, how he thinks about diabetes and mental health, and how living with T1D impacts his work.
Find out more about The Diabetes Psychologist at www.thediabetespsychologist.com and on Instagram @thediabetespsychologist.
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The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast is my go to for help…
This podcast is an amazing tool in my arsenal of weapons that I use to help get through challenges with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Heyman is down to earth and hones in on everyday issues that I experience. Especially during Covid when I am generally isolated from face to face interaction with my ‘support system’, this podcast helps me cope and strengthen my day to day resolve to reduce stress and put situations into perspective. In addition, I learn even though I may have a bad moment, or even day, it’s not the end of the world. Diabetes is a struggle sometimes, but it does not have to run your existence. This man is passionate about helping T1D’s like us to live without Diabetes holding us down. Listen to this. It will help your own resolve.