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.
Insulin pump or MDI? Which is best for your mental health?
Everybody has an opinion about the best way for you to manage T1D.
In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I break down the mental health advantages and disadvantages of using an insulin pump and MDI. I talk about why making the best choice for you is so important and give you some things to consider as you work to make the decision that's right for you (at least for right now).
How To Reduce Your Anxiety During Exercise
Nothing makes people with T1D more anxious than the thought of having a low blood sugar during exercise.
In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, you'll find out how! My guest on this episode is Christel Oerum. Christel is a personal trainer who has been living with T1D since 1997. Her passion is helping people exercise safely and confidently with T1D. We talk about what you can do to reduce your anxiety and gain confidence so you can get more active (even if your blood sugar goes low!).
Ask Dr. Mark!
People reach out and ask all kinds of questions about T1D & mental health. I want to make sure my answers can reach as many folks as possible!
So I decided to answer some of your questions on the latest episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast.
In this episode of my podcast, I answer YOUR questions about:
✔️ The relationship between T1D and anger
✔️ Why T1D burnout doesn't go away
✔️ How to accept that T1D is forever
✔️ What to do if you don't want support
5 Secrets to Getting Unstuck with T1D
Does T1D make you feel stuck?
Does the stress of T1D hold you back and make it difficult for you to do what you want?
It doesn't have to be this way!
In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I give you the five secrets to getting unstuck with T1D. This framework will help you move from feeling stuck to feeling free and flexible in your life with T1D. After listening to this episode, you'll see how even though T1D is stressful, you can have an easier time with it!.
5 Myths About Getting Unstuck with T1D
If you buy the common myths about what it takes to get unstuck with T1D, you'll never even try! In this episode, I help you dispel the FIVE most common myths about what it takes to get unstuck with T1D.
Myth #1: Your blood sugars have to be perfect all the time
Myth #2: You have to stop feeling stressed, burned out, or anxious
Myth #3: You have to like having T1D
Myth #4: You have to have support from everyone in your life
Myth #5: You don't have to put in any work - it will just happen!
'I want to be healthy' is not a good enough reason to manage T1D!
When I ask someone why they are willing to work hard to manage diabetes, the answer is almost always 'I want to be healthy.'
Wanting to be healthy is NOT a good enough reason!
In this episode of The Diabetes Psychologist Podcast, I give you five steps to find the real reason you want to work to manage your diabetes. After listening to this episode, you'll have the motivation to work hard to get your blood sugars in range and deal with the stress of T1D because you'll see an immediate payoff!
A great podcast worth following!
Wow! The Diabetes Psychologist is a great podcast that provides information about managing diabetes in a super kind and empowering way. Dr. Mark really cares about helping you make decisions that are right for your lifestyle and helps you understand how to explain your choices to your doctor. He is really balanced in the way the talks about different ways of managing diabetes and how it might affect your mental health. His realistic approach to living a full and enjoyable life with diabetes is a breath of fresh air! I highly recommend this podcast to anyone with diabetes or who knows someone with diabetes. It’s fantastic!
I can’t thank Dr. Mark enough for this educational and inspiring podcast. As a mother of a T1D, it helps me understand what he is going through, the challenges and ups and downs T1 presents. I am learning so much and trying to help him see the positive side of this challenging disease with all of the practical advise these podcasts provide. Bravo for this series and I am so thankful to have access to this great resource. Keep it up!
Awesome, interesting, & informative podcast!
The diabetes psychologist with Dr. Mark is a great podcast for people looking to learn about and improve areas of their mental health with type 1 diabetes. Not only is Dr. Mark an expert, he has tons of first hand experience and lots of the information he has shared on this podcast has helped me greatly!