Diabetic Emotional Support with Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
I offer diabetic emotional support for those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, their families and supporters. This is through combining traditional talking therapy (CBT and REBT) and hypnosis, with diabetes education and self-management techniques.
Living with diabetes can have a huge emotional impact, as well as the physical aspects of dealing with your condition. My emotional support package helps you to deal better with both the emotional and physical aspects of being diabetic to help you lead a more normal life.
As a Type 2 diabetic since 1999, who is on insulin, I understand only too well the issues you may face, whether you’ve been diabetic for a long while or are newly diagnosed. Not only do you have to watch what you eat and make sure you exercise, but you also have to monitor your blood sugar levels and take medication or inject insulin. All of which can be a lot to handle emotionally and physically.
The differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Below is a table of differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Note that this is a generalisation and that Type 2’s are not always overweight or obese. There are other conditions that can give you Type 2 such as taking steroids for asthma and you might be on insulin and other medications.
|Type 1 Diabetes||Type 2 Diabetes|
|Often diagnosed in childhood||Usually diagnosed in over 30 year olds|
|Not associated with excess body weight||Often associated with excess body weight|
|Often associated with higher than normal ketone levels at diagnosis||Often associated with high blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels at diagnosis|
|Treated with insulin injections or insulin pump||Is usually treated initially without medication or with tablets|
|Cannot be controlled without taking insulin||Sometimes possible to come off diabetes medication|
Diabetic Challenging Problems
It is not unusual for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics to face challenging problems. For example the continuous daily routine of pricking your finger to test your blood sugar, or continually watching what you eat, having a “hypo” (very low sugar levels) which can lead to a coma, and many other things that have to be monitored on a daily or even hourly basis. All of this can lead to stress, depression, and anxiety. (please read my blog Diabetic Distress)
As a diabetic I do understand these problems and challenges that we face. As a Therapist it is my area of expertise to be able to help those suffering from these challenges and problems that Diabetes has thrown at them.
So if you are a diabetic going through a rough time and need someone to talk to and listen and help then do contact me on 07967 807654 or email me for a no obligation FREE 15 minute session.
Remember stress, depression and anxiety can take a few sessions before you will be and feel better.
Diabetic Type 2 Peer Support Group Bromley, Kent
I organise a diabetic peer support group for Type 2 diabetics in Bromley, Kent. We meet on the first Saturday of the month at Bromley Parish Church in Church Road, Bromley from 11.00am-12.00pm.
If you are Type 2 or pre-diabetic please do come along. There is a charge of £1.00 for towards the room hire;Tea and coffee is also available in the churches cafe at £1.00.
I am an International and National speaker on Diabetes and the emotional problems associated with Diabetes.
To see and hear my latest talk on Diabetes and Stress and how it affects blood sugar levels Diabetes and Stress
Groups I belong to:
Patient Advisory Group for Bromley
Diabetes Partnership Group Bromley
Chair for Diabetes UK-Bromley
For those that want to have information on Nutritional Management and Exercise then I can recommend Helen Freeman at Fitnessrate.