It’s Diabetes Week. Hooray?
It’s great that the focus this year is clearing up misconceptions, dispelling myths and setting the record straight. Education, always.
So I’ve made a little video around a topic I feel very passionately about: how living with type 1 diabetes impacts your mental health.
I’ve written a long and passionate post on the subject here, and I just think there needs to be greater emphasis on the fact that this is a mental condition as much as it is a physical one. I strongly believe that if this was addressed, the numbers would improve, and we potentially wouldn’t have the highest HbA1c figures in Europe. Potentially.
I’ve spoken out to hopefully open up the conversation a bit more, so if this resonates with you please do let me know. I know there’s a ton of things I’ve missed off and I’m also no expert in psychological care, so please excuse that. Overall though, I hope this helps to set the record straight.
You guys rock. Remember that.