On 30 September 2021 I was part of one of the coolest things I have done in quite some time.
After I found my tribe earlier this year (read about it here), I asked that if there is an event or somewhere where I can become more involved with the Diabetic community, count me in please.
I was then invited to be part of the AMA about the emotional side of Diabetes Event.
We do not generally talk enough about mental health and even less so for people living with Diabetes or any chronic illness for that matter.
It was an honour to be part of this and it felt awesome to share some of my experience with mental health and anxiety around my Diabetes. It was wonderful to see that people can relate not only with what I am dealing with, but what my peers are dealing with. Well, wonderful in the sense that we can help each other. #thestruggleisreal
A community that comes together can move mountains.
The recording of the event can be found on Facebook or Youtube. It is about an hour with some very valuable information. If you only want to see my face, you can skip ahead in the video – LOL! I would encourage you to take the time and watch it all!
We had Daniel Sher, Clinical Psychologist also living with Type 1 Diabetes join us with some tips and advice. Bridget McNulty was our wonderful host with the team from Treeshake and Abbott. You guys were amazing! Thank you.
Daniel and Kirsten put together some facts around mental health and Diabetes:
If you have any questions or would like to become part of this wonderful community, please drop a comment or visit the Diabetic South Africans Facebook Page and join the tribe today!
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