Diabetes Mind & Body Programme

Diabetes Course (2)Diabetes isn’t just medical!

It’s very common for those of us with diabetes (of any type) to experience a variety of thoughts and feelings about the ups and downs of living with the condition.

Advances in technology, medicines and education are important, but are actually pretty useless without one key ingredient ….. mindset.

I’m a psychologist and have been living with diabetes for 30+ years. Over the years I’ve developed some simple to use ‘tools’ designed to help you achieve the right mindset for you.

This online Toolkit of simple-to-use strategies will help you create the best possible mindset so you can feel more in control of your diabetes AND your life.

Sound good? You can now get hold of them too! For just £1 a day you can have 24/7, at-home access to ‘Diabetes Mind & Body‘ – an online toolkit of psychological strategies that you can implement right away to feel better about your diabetes AND your life.

Because diabetes is never just medical!

Join now by emailing info@positivediabetes.com with ‘Mind and Body’ in the Subject Line and we’ll get you started straight away. Your investment is just £1 a day and you can cancel whenever you choose – we’d love to welcome you to the programme and get you started on your journey to health and freedom today!

Are you struggling with the non-medical parts of diabetes that can make life feel tough? You know the ones…. staying motivated, balancing your food and weight, the way diabetes impacts your mood, feeling stressed or scared of hypos, needles, long term complications, managing the impact of diabetes on your sex life, skipping your insulin, DKA’s………….along with the worry that you should have these things ‘sorted’.

Don’t worry, I’ve been there too. Read on to learn more about the ‘Diabetes Mind & Body Programme’ and how it will help you to finally get the freedom you are looking for. 

Diagnosis:

The diagnosis of diabetes is likely to have been a defining moment in your life. Dealing with the impact of diagnosis is an ongoing process, not a one-off event, so thinking about its influence may be relevant whether you’ve been living with diabetes for many years, or you’re recently diagnosed (I know I struggled with accepting my diagnosis for 15+ years!). Here are some thoughts that are common in connection to diagnosis – are any of them familiar to you? If so, ‘Diabetes Mind & Body’ will help:

  • Managing those “Why me?” thoughts ….and other usual reactions about the unfairness of diagnosis
  • “Am I to blame?”
  • “I’m embarrassed / ashamed / I feel guilty”
  • “I don’t want others to know”
  • “How can I tell my colleagues or boss at work?’
  • “What’s the big deal anyway? There are worse things I could have….”

There are some simple to use strategies you can learn to get freedom. Join now to get them for just £1 a day, email info@positivediabetes.com with ‘Mind and Body’ in the Subject Line and we’ll get you started straight away. Your investment is just £1 a day and you can cancel whenever you choose – we’d love to welcome you to the programme and get you started on your journey to health and freedom today!

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Food, eating and your weight:

Food and eating are central to managing diabetes, but knowing the facts about food is only half the story – relating to food in your daily life is another thing entirely! We eat for lots of reasons (over 30 to be specific!) of which hunger is just one – here are some thoughts that are typical in connection to food, eating and weight. Are any of them familiar to you? If so, ‘Diabetes Mind & Body’ will help:

  • “I just love food too much! 🙂 ”
  • “I don’t know why I struggling with my weight, I hardly eat anything!”
  • “I try hard but it doesn’t make a difference”
  • “No matter what I do it doesn’t change”
  • “I just can’t say ‘no’ to offers of food
  • “Everyone in my family is big!”
  • “I’ve always been this size, this is just how I was made”
  • “If I’m having a hypo it’s hard to stop eating once I start”
  • “Food makes life easier to deal with”
  • “I sometimes skip or avoid taking all the medication I know I should”

Diabetes and Your Mood

Managing diabetes is tough – it involves a lot of extra thinking and not the most pleasant of additional daily tasks, which can use up valuable head space. The need to manage food, medication and all the other ‘moving parts’ of diabetes is not a way that anyone would choose to spend their energy if they didn’t need to. It’s really common to feel that coping with all the demands of diabetes gets you down – tick the thoughts that are true for you, or have been in the past:

  • “I hate diabetes”
  • “Diabetes makes me mad / angry”
  • “Diabetes makes me sad / depressed”
  • “I’m fed up with diabetes”
  • “Diabetes gets me down”
  • “It’s too much to cope with”
  • “It’s just not fair”
  • “I’m burnt out”

Are any of these familiar to you? If so, ‘Diabetes Mind & Body’ will help. 

 

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 Diabetes and Motivation

Diabetes can feel like a job that requires constant attention, and when life is busy, it’s usual to feel like diabetes is not the most important priority. Which of these thoughts have been true for you?

  • “Nothing I do makes a difference”
  • “I’m just not motivated”
  • “I don’t have time”
  • “I’ve got too much else going on”
  • “I can’t be bothered”
  • “Life just gets in the way”
  • “Nothing I do makes a difference”
  • “How can I learn to accept my diabetes”
  • “I’m overwhelmed”

Don’t worry, you don’t have to struggle on your own any more! ‘Diabetes Mind & Body’ will help.

 Dislikes or fears connected to Diabetes

Some of the regular parts of managing diabetes can be scary for many. The feelings of low blood sugar can be unpleasant and best avoided, and blood glucose monitoring/using injectable therapies can be daunting, and even feared. The possibility of long term complications may be unknown and an extra worry. Do any of these thoughts resonate for you? If so, the strategies in ‘Diabetes Mind & Body’ will help:

  • “I hate needles”
  • “Hypos are a nightmare”
  • “Hypo’s scare me”
  • “I’m scared of the future”

Diabetes and Relationships

Diabetes can rarely be completely managed on our own. Dealing with health professionals is part of the package, and family members may also have their own worries or concerns about how you are (or aren’t) managing, which you may or may not be happy to hear! Are any of these true for you?

  •  “My doctor/nurse just doesn’t get it”
  • “My family members keep nagging me”
  • “How can I get the help I need?”
  • “Diabetes is affecting me in the bedroom”

Don’t struggle alone, join me for the ‘Diabetes Mind & Body Programme.’ An online programme, you can get started right away for just £1 a day. You’ll discover what’s blocking you and simple steps to get freedom, based on simple to use psychological strategies. Covering all these topics and more!

• Adjusting to Diagnosis
• Diabetes and Motivation
• Diabetes, Food and Your Weight
• Diabetes and Your Mood
• Feeling Stressed by Diabetes
• Diabetes and Your Relationships
• “I hate diabetes!”
• “Why do I keep having DKA’s?”
• “I’m skipping my insulin”
• “Diabetes Scares Me” (overcoming fear of hypos, needles, long term complications)
• Diabetes in the Bedroom

Join now by emailing info@positivediabetes.com with ‘Mind and Body’ in the Subject Line and we’ll get you started straight away. Your investment is just £1 a day and you can cancel whenever you choose – we’d love to welcome you to the programme and get you started on your journey to health and freedom today!

 

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