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Type 2 Diabetic Peer Support

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Type 2 Diabetic Peer Support Why I started a type 2 Diabetic peer support group? In 2013 I moved from Edinburgh in Scotland to Bromley in Kent. When I signed up for a GP at the local practice, I was total by my new GP that she would be looking after my diabetes. In Edinburgh […]

Diabetes

#LanguageMatters

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This post by Renza Scibilia https://diabetogenic.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/when-do-negative-attitudes-about-diabetes-begin/ got me thinking about a talk I did for a DEEPtalk a while ago, on Diabetes and Stress. As a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist language does matter. What we say internally and what we hear externally can and does affect how we view things in life. In my talk, I […]

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Diabetes Stress

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Diabetes Stress Diabetes Stress talk This is a talk that I gave at a DEEPtalk event at Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen., about how Stress can affect our Diabetes. In this talk, I talk about hypos, our daily stresses, how language can affect us both internally and externally.      

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DEEPtalk

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DEEPTalk About DEEPtalk DEEPtalk is about people who live with Type 2 Diabetes and is organised by Novo Nordisk. In the picture are the people that gave talks on their journey with Type 2 Diabetes in Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen, Denmark. My talk was on Stress and Diabetes. A video of this event will be […]

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Quit smoking this Stoptober with a registered hypnotherapist

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Use a registered hypnotherapist this Stoptober to help you give up cigarettes As a Bromley-based hypnotherapist, I am urging people to look for practitioners registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) if they want to use hypnotherapy to help them give up smoking during the NHS’s Stoptober campaign this October. The Complementary and Natural Healthcare […]

Diabetes

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 […]

Diabetes

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 […]

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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, […]