Let’s be honest – living with T1D is hard. It’s emotionally draining, intense, and can feel completely overwhelming whether you’re a person living with T1D or a caregiver. The stress of managing blood glucose levels, your own or a loved ones, can leave you feeling isolated, frustrated or even depressed.
You are not alone.
It’s important to feel like you can reach out for help and talk to others about type 1 diabetes. Your health care professional is there to help you. JDRF also has a support network locally through the T1D Connections Program where you can connect with local volunteers who have lived experiences with type 1 diabetes. If you need a listening ear or someone who just speaks the language of diabetes, these volunteers understand and are there to listen. There are also local resources to connect you with professionals who can provide even more emotional support.
Join us at Type One Nation.
The 2019 Type One Nation Summit on Saturday, March 2, features Kimberly Driscoll, PhD. Dr. Driscoll will speak about the Psycho-social Barriers of T1D and Behavioral Change. A licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the care of patients with type 1 diabetes, she is also an expert in the behavioral and psycho-social challenges that children and adolescents with T1D and their parents, and adults, encounter across a lifespan. She leads the Behavioral Health Research and Clinical Program at the Barbara Davis Center, providing outpatient therapy and assessments to patients with a variety of psychological challenges.
New to this years Type One Nation is a section called “The Doctor Is IN.” Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with experts and ask questions about all areas of care, including psychology. These private, 30 minute sessions with Masha Mikulinsky, MA, LPC will be available throughout the day.
Registration for Type One Nation is FREE and includes an all day program for children and teens. Register TODAY.
If you or a loved one need support, please reach out to someone. Be proactive. Talk about it. Know you are not alone. We have resources to help and support you through it.
If you think you or someone you know might be contemplating suicide, reach out for additional help here:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Or call 1 (800) 273-8255 (United States)