Diabetes and emotional issues

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Setting the record straight about diabetes and emotional issues   The recent Diabetes Week (12-18 June) had the theme of “Setting the Record Straight”, helping to dispel some of the myths around diabetes, especially with the difference between Type 1 and Type 2. However, it would have been great to see more acknowledgement of the emotional […]

Diabetic Distress

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Are you a distressed diabetic?                                                                     Are you diabetic and feeling down about it? Do you ask “why me”? You could be suffering from diabetic distress. A recent survey, led by Dr. Barbara Anderson, a professor of pediatrics and psychology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, shows that diabetics are more prone to […]

How CBT and REBT can help with depression

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How CBT and REBT can help with Depression                                    “We teach people that they upset themselves. We can’t change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.” Albert Ellis (psychologist and developer of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy – REBT)   Feeling sad You know it’s ok to be sad sometimes. However, […]