JDRF Motivational Interviewing Tips

4 Motivational Interviewing Skills for Parents

by See Original Link • April 19, 2019

4 Ways to Help your Child Deal with T1D Management What Is Motivational Interviewing? It is one of the most effective ways to decrease ambivalence in clients suffering from long-term illness and the incredible burden associated with it. Many of these skills focus on simple bite-size steps that will begin building self-esteem and feelings of… Read More »


Improving Treatment Adherence for Type 1 Diabetes

by Amy Pierce • April 2, 2019

By Ana Picazo Despite all the advances in medical science and technology, there is still no cure for diabetes. A person with diabetes has to live with it and manage it all their life. The challenge, of course, is being diligent and consistent with diabetes management. Type 1 diabetes is challenging to manage because it is… Read More »


Family relationships and Type 1 diabetes

by Amy Pierce • April 2, 2019

A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes can affect the whole family. It’s important to listen to, and communicate with, all members of your family – especially any other children – and get help and support if you or anyone else needs it. Sibling rivalry While you’re getting to grips with your child’s diabetes, it’s easy… Read More »


The Most Important Things to Know About Diabetes and Alcohol

by Amy Pierce • April 1, 2019

BY SCOTT JOHNSON We recently held our annual mySugr holiday celebration. What a good opportunity to talk about drinking alcohol with diabetes and the effect on blood sugar, right? Party time! You can probably imagine it. Some snacks to nibble on, a live DJ spinning the (digital) wheels of steel, and some tasty adult beverages. In… Read More »


In the Spotlight: Sports and Type 1 Diabetes

by Amy Pierce • April 1, 2019

Sports used to be a big part of Jonathan Tengi’s life. The 14-year-old from Allendale, NJ, played soccer, basketball and baseball, and swam on a team during the summer. Then Jonathan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. His active schedule came to a complete halt — he even missed the last soccer match of the… Read More »


Type 1 Diabetes and Your Relationship: How to Address Common Challenges

by Amy Pierce • April 1, 2019

By Becky Upham Medically Reviewed by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD Managing type 1 diabetes can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll on your relationship, whether you’re dating, married, or in a long-term partnership. Although every relationship has challenges, there are some issues that can seem especially tricky when you have a chronic condition like type 1 diabetes. A… Read More »


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