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Positive mindset in diabetes

Developing a positive mindset is crucial when managing chronic diseases like diabetes. In this snippet, diabetes expert Ginger Vieira highlights how negativity can act as a barrier to thriving with diabetes.

Identifying mindset as a success factor is not about blaming people with diabetes. Instead, it serves as a way to recognize potential obstacles and find ways to overcome them.

When the weight of living with a disease feels overwhelming, consider seeking support from various resources:

  1. Talk to Friends and Your Diabetes Care Team: Sometimes, a simple conversation with friends or your diabetes care team can provide much-needed emotional support and practical advice. Your healthcare team can also refer you to a counselor.
  2. Local Groups and Events: Research if there are local groups or events specifically for people with diabetes. Connecting with others who share similar experiences can be empowering.
  3. Online Resources: Explore valuable online resources, such as Mark Heyman, PhD CDCES’s “Live Free with T1D” podcast. These platforms offer insights, encouragement, and a sense of community.

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. The upcoming May edition of the “Diabetes Made Visible” newsletter will feature an interview with Ginger Vieira, shedding light on diabetes management and resilience. Stay tuned!