Shortly after my diabetes diagnosis, I felt like I needed someone to talk to about coping with diabetes. After eight years, I finally decided to ask my GP about seeing a counselor. It's been one of the best decisions I've made for my mental health and confidence. Why had I not asked for help earlier?… Continue reading Finding Support
World Diabetes Day has come and gone. Whilst it was great and heart-warming to see my Facebook and Twitter feed light up in blue diabetes messages, it was heart-wrenching to see devastating news articles of deaths, bombings and violence worldwide. Perhaps with so much negativity of late around the world but also in the diabetes… Continue reading Defeated.
I'm really glad that there is a big push in mental health awareness now. Especially when it comes to chronic conditions like diabetes. Dealing with a relentless demands of mimicking a working pancreas every day is hard work. As healthcare professionals, we are trained to analyse numbers in a patient. Improvement in numbers equates to… Continue reading Dear Healthcare Professionals – Listen Listen Listen