Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mary Rechtoris talks about resisting the urge to scold people about their sometimes hurtful comments about diabetes and taking their lack of knowledge about the disease and educating them to provide them with a better understanding.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Did you know that diabetes can put you at an increased risk for developing dementia? This is what you need to know about dementia and diabetes.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
How a family talks about diabetes can be instrumental in the way children and adults affected by diabetes are impacted and can help shape how they handle their management of the disease.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Psychotherapist Eliot LeBow, LCSW, CDE, discusses how self-defeating thinking perpetuates negative feelings around poor body image. In addition, he offers some coping strategies to overcome negativity.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Body image is an important mental aspect that everyone should be aware of. If you have a negative self-image, there are ways you can improve that and feel better about yourself.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Columnist Anna Horton, MSW, CSW, not only provides a foundation of information about mental illness but reminds readers how knowledge about the topic can help remove the stigma, preventing both providers and loved ones from shying away from people suffering from it.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of mental health counseling. The client works with a therapist to understand negative or inaccurate thinking. You can thus challenge the situations in your mind and start to respond to them in a beneficial way.
Monday, April 21, 2014
New experiences bring opportunities to rise or shrink away in fear. What makes the difference? We might go back to the eternal question about nature...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I am stressed—to the max...again. It’s never ending. I am tired, mentally and physically. Very few people understand what I have on my...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Many of us with diabetes worry about the long-term effects of low blood glucose (hypoglyemia) on our brain cells. There is evidence that severe lows...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Over the past several years, there has been an increased awareness of disordered eating among those with type 1 diabetes. The term diabulimia in...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
There is no use crying over spilled milk. Or spilled Lantus. But that doesn't stop anyone. Every once in a while, a frantic call comes in via...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
My husband, Vince, has multiple complications from his diabetes. He has developed neuropathy, retinopathy, and hypoglycemic unawareness. Due to these...