Not only BGLs have highs and lows . . . .

Living with type 1 diabetes can be hard work.  Self-care is complicated, BGLs can be unpredictable, and juggling the clinical demands of diabetes with the demands of 'real-life' can make it hard to stay motivated.  Not surprisingly, many young people with type 1 diabetes find themselves feeling angry, worried, sad and lonely from time-to-time.  If left unchecked for too long, these feelings can make it harder to look after yourself and seriously affect your health.

 

The Tools for Resilience study

When things get tough, extra support can help.  This study aims to see whether a fully-automated (i.e., no therapist or clinician involvement) and online self-help program, that is available 24/7 on computers, tablets (e.g., iPad) and mobile phones, is able to give emotional support and help to young people with type 1 diabetes.

The study is being conducted by the Black Dog Institute in collaboration with UNSW Australia, St Vincent’s Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Sydney Chlildren's Hospital, and Trapeze.  It is the first Australian study to test the usefulness of an online self-help program for building resilience and improving well-being in young people with type 1 diabetes.  We are looking for young people aged 16 to 25 who have type 1 diabetes and live in Australia.  If you take part, you will go into a draw for an iPad.