The financial costs for managing diabetes can be insurmountable, especially for those without a private medical insurance plan.
The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to think about establishing new personal goals, or change habits.
Support groups bring together a number of individuals who are facing similar challenges. These challenges may range from specific personal health issues like diabetes, to relationship or emotional health issues, or the more comprehensive range of challenges faced by people like caregivers.
As a social worker working with individuals with diabetes, I have become more aware of how depression, and anxiety are common symptoms.
Parents have asked me how they can help their teenagers when they notice their behaviours have changed.
Parents of young adults with diabetes often share the difficulty adjusting to the transition from pediatric medical care to adult endocrinology care.