An array of feelings, such as anger, confusion, denial, depression, fear, frustration, and guilt are common and normal, but often make people feel as if they are on an emotional rollercoaster, especially when it comes with living with Type I diabetes. Regardless if you or your loved one was just recently diagnosed or have been living with the disease for some time now, you will experience an array of emotions. Trying to have a sense of normalcy, while simultaneously adjusting to the daily demands of diabetes management can be difficult. Coming to terms with these demands, as well as the emotional challenges can be an overwhelming experience for all – child, parents, and siblings, as well as extended family and friends. If not confronted and addressed, these emotions can often lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, defeated, hopeless, and helpless. It is not uncommon for people living diabetes to experience symptoms of depression and /or anxiety. Having someone available , such as a social worker, counselor, or psychologist, to help address these psychosocial concerns is so important! They can help addres specific and unique emotional, social, and psychological needs and concerns. Our diabetes team is fortunate to have 2 full-time social workers work specifically with our patients and their families. They meet with all patients and families at diagnosis and follow patients on an outpatient basis. They provide supportive counseling, education, referrals for community resources, and ensure that the patient's and family's basis needs are being met. Having someone to talk to, whether its about diabetes or just something else that is going on in your life, can help you cope with unpleasant emotions and challenges.