Diabetes or chronic illness?

Do you live with Diabetes or other chronic illness that requires your careful management? It can be a pain in the bottom, literally, when you are injecting insulin into your bum several times a day. Or perhaps you take tablets for diabetes that might disagree with you, or make you feel out of sorts. Diet-only diabetes is a real challenge because many foods are denied if you are to remain healthy. Diabetes UK provides a wealth of information and support for people living with the condition and their bi-monthly publication is called “Balance”. It’s what everyone with diabetes needs to do – get a balance for carrying on with their lives, get a balance between food, insulin (or tablets, or diet), exercise, and constant monitoring of blood sugar. Sometimes, it must feel overwhelming, especially in the early days, when the diagnosis has been a real shock. You can live healthily with diabetes if you follow the rules....... But what if you are rebellious or resistant and don’t take your insulin or tablets, or what if you don’t like the diet? What if you allow your blood sugars to run high and what if you smoke? You know that there is an associated risk of blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart disease and strokes. What if you don’t eat enough or don’t test your blood sugars? Do you pass out and have to be rescued because you are hypo? Are you aware of when you are going hypo? What has happened to your awareness? Is life worth living? If you take risks with your health, you probably don’t give yourself much value. Are you worth it? Who cares about you? Do you care about you? If not, who or what is stopping you? I believe that if people with diabetes, or any other life limiting condition can give themselves the time, the care, the support that they need, they can live a fulfilling life where the medical condition takes second place. Diabetes is a condition which requires constant attention and monitoring to maximise the life potential of its sufferers. Even if you have had diabetes for some time and have struggled with the disciplines it demands of you, it is never too late to value yourself, to consider what might be stopping you from respecting or loving yourself enough to take the best care of yourself. Sometimes, the support of a professionally trained therapist like me is the starting point for taking your life in a healthier direction. I am a member of Diabetes UK and I have a presentation which I offer to Diabetes support groups, health professionals, or any other group that has members who are interested in seeking psychological change. The presentation is called “What Could Therapy Do for Diabetes?" although the presentation is equally relevant to other health conditions. Contact me if you would like to see my presentation which is free of charge, although I do ask for my reasonable expenses to be covered. In my presentation I encourage you to consider what your needs are, how to identify what you need and how you might be stopping yourself from getting your needs met. I look at self-responsibility, awareness, talking and listening, how you feel about being exactly who you are, and how you might choose to empower yourself. Change your Mind if you want to change your Life. You can be a Master, not a Victim.
Counselling & Psychotherapy services based in Peterborough

Peterborough

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Diabetes or chronic illness?

Do you live with Diabetes or other chronic illness that requires your careful management? It can be a pain in the bottom, literally, when you are injecting insulin into your bum several times a day. Or perhaps you take tablets for diabetes that might disagree with you, or make you feel out of sorts. Diet-only diabetes is a real challenge because many foods are denied if you are to remain healthy. Diabetes UK provides a wealth of information and support for people living with the condition and their bi- monthly publication is called “Balance”. It’s what everyone with diabetes needs to do – get a balance for carrying on with their lives, get a balance between food, insulin (or tablets, or diet), exercise, and constant monitoring of blood sugar. Sometimes, it must feel overwhelming, especially in the early days, when the diagnosis has been a real shock. You can live healthily with diabetes if you follow the rules....... But what if you are rebellious or resistant and don’t take your insulin or tablets, or what if you don’t like the diet? What if you allow your blood sugars to run high and what if you smoke? You know that there is an associated risk of blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart disease and strokes. What if you don’t eat enough or don’t test your blood sugars? Do you pass out and have to be rescued because you are hypo? Are you aware of when you are going hypo? What has happened to your awareness? Is life worth living? If you take risks with your health, you probably don’t give yourself much value. Are you worth it? Who cares about you? Do you care about you? If not, who or what is stopping you? I believe that if people with diabetes, or any other life limiting condition can give themselves the time, the care, the support that they need, they can live a fulfilling life where the medical condition takes second place. Diabetes is a condition which requires constant attention and monitoring to maximise the life potential of its sufferers. Even if you have had diabetes for some time and have struggled with the disciplines it demands of you, it is never too late to value yourself, to consider what might be stopping you from respecting or loving yourself enough to take the best care of yourself. Sometimes, the support of a professionally trained therapist like me is the starting point for taking your life in a healthier direction. I am a member of Diabetes UK and I have a presentation which I offer to Diabetes support groups, health professionals, or any other group that has members who are interested in seeking psychological change. The presentation is called “What Could Therapy Do for Diabetes?" although the presentation is equally relevant to other health conditions. Contact me if you would like to see my presentation which is free of charge, although I do ask for my reasonable expenses to be covered. In my presentation I encourage you to consider what your needs are, how to identify what you need and how you might be stopping yourself from getting your needs met. I look at self- responsibility, awareness, talking and listening, how you feel about being exactly who you are, and how you might choose to empower yourself. Change your Mind if you want to change your Life. You can be a Master, not a Victim.
Counselling & Psychotherapy services based in Peterborough

Peterborough

Counselling

Copyright © 2015 peterboroughcounselling.co.uk - All Rights Reserved.