Dealing with a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis
When my son was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes our family experienced a wide range of emotions. A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes had a huge impact – not only on the person diagnosed but also on immediate family – parents, siblings, grandparents…
It can affect the mental health and wellbeing of both patient and caregivers and getting support to deal with these emotions is necessary to ensure a balanced, long and healthy life with diabetes.
Why is Living With Diabetes So Hard?
Diabetes is a self-managed condition, which indicates a huge sense of responsibility on the person living with Type 1 Diabetes – and their parents, if the patient is a child and even if they are a teen.
This type of responsibility is not one that anyone chooses to carry and the burden can get heavy.
Diabetes involves making frequent, sometimes life or death decisions under sometimes stressful and physically uncomfortable circumstances and it is only natural that mental health will suffer.
Therapy can help!
Combining my personal and professional experiences we can work together to ease the burden on your family and make life with Type 1 Diabetes a little easier.