You’ve wished for freedom fromdiabetes.
Diagnosis & Honeymoon
Not long ago you or your kid were eating Skittles for fun. Now Skittles are a lifesaver for low BG. Or maybe Skittles are still fun, but they come with a list of other variables to consider.
Adjusting to life with type 1 diabetes can be head-spinning. Ordinary activities suddenly become math problems, and there’s a whole language and set of skills to figure out.
It’s no wonder you feel mentally fried and emotionally drained. Not to mention a grab-bag of other emotions – sadness, worry, anger, fear, bewilderment – so you’re hoping therapy can ease the transition.
How do you explain type 1 diabetes to a therapist when you’re still trying to figure it out yourself? You’ll never have to explain basal, bolus, CGM, or what a low feels like to me.
Instead, we can focus on what it means to you and your life to live with diabetes, from day to day hassles to hopes (and maybe anxieties) about the future. You’ve had so much info dumped on you that maybe you haven’t had time to even think about your mental wellbeing, but taking time to explore the emotional impact can be important for longterm health.
And if you have a low while we meet, I’ve got plenty of Skittles to share.