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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 »


Anxiety + Diabetes

by Amy Pierce • March 29, 2019

WRITTEN BY: Kristi Caporoso, MSW, LSW State(s) of Fear Anxiety has become one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses in the United States. It seems everywhere you turn, someone is talking about it. Whether it’s their child or themselves that are afflicted, everyone and their mother seems to suffer from some level of anxiety.… Read More »


Diabetes Burnout

by Amy Pierce • March 29, 2019

WRITTEN BY: Mark Heyman, PhD, CDE Have you ever felt like you are just “done” with diabetes? Are you sick and tired of doing everything you’re supposed to do, but feel like your blood sugar is still out of control? Do you feel like you don’t care anymore about managing diabetes and want to just… Read More »


Depression and Its Relationship to Type 1

by Amy Pierce • March 29, 2019

Are depression and diabetes related? The simple answer: yes. Research shows that if you have diabetes, your risk of developing depression more than doubles. In fact, some studies show, that it could be as high as four times more likely. And while this information may seem like just one more thing to worry about, it’s important to address and… Read More »


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3 Major Ways to Tackle Stress in Your Life

by Amy Pierce • December 21, 2018

Everyone agrees: Stress is terrible. It’s the thing that keeps you awake at night and unable to enjoy your day. Sometimes stress helps us prioritize the things that need doing now, but more often than not, it’s a terrible feeling that sucks the life out of you. At its worst, stress can increase your chances of… Read More »



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