Bennet Dunlap, MSHC, is a health communicator and consultant. Two of his four children are teens living with type 1 diabetes. He describes himself as "more or less type 2" — the more he exercises and eats well, the less his type 2 diabetes is an issue. His passion for diabetes support led him to pursue a master's degree in Health Communication from Boston University. He's been an active member of the diabetes online community since 2007 when he started his blog, Your Diabetes May Vary.
Today, in addition to his blog, he hosts the Internet radio show "DSMA Live ‘Rents" and produces content for theBetesNow.com and DrinkingWithDiabetes.com.
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Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...