Sara Maurer, LCSW is a mental health clinician living with Type 1 Diabetes and multiple other autoimmune-related symptoms. Raised in Rochester, New York, she's spent most of her adult life living and working in various cities around the United States and abroad. She's passionate not only about travel, but in exploration - of the world, cultures, finding new pathways in our own backyards, and, most importantly, within ourselves. Throughout her travels, she's realized that no matter where in the world we go, what we explore within ourselves is arguably the most important piece of our journeys.

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10 Diabetes Distress Coping Strategies

Managing diabetes can be challenging and overwhelming. When all of this feels like too much to deal with, you may have something called Diabetes Distress. This happens when emotions like worry, frustration, anger become overwhelming and burnout makes it hard to take care of yourself and the daily demands of diabetes. The good news is …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, war, traffic accidents, violence, abuse, or other threats to a person’s safety. PTSD can be caused by either witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Symptoms may include intense anxiety, disturbing thoughts or …

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Finding a Diabetes Mental Health Provider

In my days of being newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, I became quickly frustrated (and shocked) about the lack of mental health resources available for the diabetes community. As a mental health therapist, I considered myself fortunate enough to know the ins and outs of the system. But, I also recognized (and needed!) more …

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