Practicing Self Care in Diabetes Management

  What are you doing today &/or what have you done to take care of yourself? Are you afraid to put yourself first? Why do you consider yourself not important enough to look after first? We are the only service within the Republic of Ireland which specializes in diabetes self management education, practicing client centered…

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Diabetes Is Only a Word Not a Sentence

  Diabetes is only one part of you not all of you We are the only service within the Republic of Ireland which specializes in diabetes self management education, practicing client centered care with access to an integrated psychological service onsite. We provide assistance, support and tailor made programmes to deal with a variety of…

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Do Not Tell Me I am a ‘Bad Diabetic’

  At Diabetes Insight we avoid using language that is judgmental, self blaming etc. We are the only service within the Republic of Ireland which specializes in diabetes self management education, practicing client centered care with access to an integrated psychological service onsite. We provide assistance, support and tailor made programmes to deal with a…

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The Language of Self Blame in Diabetes

I have Been Bold Yet again I am deeply saddened and troubled by the language used by people with diabetes throughout consultations with Diabetes Insight. Expressions like ‘don’t give out to me’, ‘I have been bold’, ‘I didn’t do what I was told’, ‘I have been bad’ I hear more often than I would like,…

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