Reclaim your Rise Podcast

4. How to Navigate T1D Stress and Anxiety with Psychologist Dr. Dumont

April 19, 2022

In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Dr. Elana Dumont to discuss mental health and Type 1 Diabetes. 

Dr. Elana Dumont is a NY State licensed clinical psychologist specializing in working with children, teens, and adults with mood and anxiety disorders. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 22 years old and is a passionate member of Risely’s Advisory Board. 

Elana and I discuss essential topics surrounding mental health and Type 1 Diabetes, such as the acceptance process of getting diagnosed as an adult, navigating anxiety and stress while living with T1D, and how to get the most out of working with a therapist or a psychologist who might not fully understand the reality of living with T1D. We also talk about parenting for a child with T1D, the mental health of the caregiver, and Elana provides lots of great tips and helpful reframes for parents. 

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