Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health

The pediatric diabetes staff at American Family Children's Hospital emphasizes proactive mental health services for patients who experience issues due to Type 1 diabetes.

A Social Worker's Perspective

"Parents know their children very well and should look out for any changes from their child’s 'norm.' This may be with school attendance, peer relationships, inconsistencies in management, personality changes, energy levels."

Read more from American Family Children's Hospital social worker Tristan Prescher

Perspectives from and for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes and mental health: Young girl

When Type 1 Diabetes is Too Much for a Child

"I learned the primary threat to Finn's health isn't Type 1 diabetes or celiac disease. It's depression," writes the mother of an 11-year-old with diabetes. Read more about how Finn is coping with diabetes

Going Viral: How My Article on Battling Depression Filled a Void

Teen Georgina Woolfrey started blogging to help her deal with depression brought on by Type 1 diabetes. Thousands of views and Facebook shares later, she's discovered she's not alone. Read more about Georgina's story

Diabetes and Mental Health: We Have a Long Way to Go

A diabetes psychologist says the shift from embarrassment and silence to open discussion is a positive one, but the work is not done. Read more about progress in the field

Gadgets and Apps

Type 1 diabetes mental health resources: Two boys on a smart phone

Mental Health Resources