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Be mindful about your mental health.

Mental health is just as important as your physical health—but it can be hard to manage, especially living with diabetes. Practice some self-care by checking out <em>The Mindful Guide to Managing Diabetes</em>.
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We Stand Greater Than Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month®—a time to join together and take action.

Are you at risk?

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Take action against prediabetes

Small changes in your diet and exercise can make a big difference with prediabetes. Assess your risk and change your course today.

Thriving with diabetes

Try something different

From diet and exercise to treatment and care, there are tons of practical things you can do every day to make your life easier. Here are just a few.

Learn how to manage

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Find a diabetes education program near you

Regardless of where you are in your journey with diabetes, we are here to help. Find educators near you that can help to manage your diabetes.

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Real people. Real stories.

Pride and chronic illnesses 🦋 As the warmer months are coming up and skin comes out, I wanted to chat about how I feel towards my diabetes, specifically the physical changes it’s made to my body and the tech which we get to show off 😎 I’ve seen a few posts about people hiding their tech in the past, feeling embarrassed to show it because it would label them as “different”. Whilst I understand this, I’ve never really felt this towards my tech. I’ve been so grateful to have this little dot on my arm which makes my life easier, and showing it off always meant that I was bringing awareness to what would otherwise be an “invisible illness”. Today, however, I experienced something which I haven’t felt before. It’s been hot in the UK, meaning my arms came out and the shorts came on. I felt myself needing to get changed again, into something which covered my stomach and legs a little bit more. I’ve always been heavier so I wasn’t concerned about the way my body looked, I was concerned that you could see the bruising and the scarring on my legs and stomach from the constant injections. Last summer, I was newly diagnosed and so my body hadn’t really began to show the signs of recurrent injections and the associated trauma. I never really thought I was ashamed to show my scars as I know it just means I’m taking care of myself, but for some reason, I had to cover them up. I know this is by no means abnormal, as showing trauma related to illness can be uncomfortable, but it shocked my that I had subconsciously been hiding my scars for all this time out of fear that I’d be looked at differently. I’m proud to show my tech, but subconsciously I’m scared to show how vulnerable I am now. I know this will pass with time, but as my first year with a faulty body, it’s been hard to accept that I’m not as strong as I used to be. It might be a long journey, but I’m excited to take it🦋 Sending you all love and positive vibes for the summer, I hope we can all feel proud of our bodies and feel confident enough to show them 🤍 we really are warriors and our bodies just show the battle scars we pick up along the way 😎 #type1diabetes #diabetes #typeonediabetes

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