Children, Adults, Parents Specialist Support for Type 1 Diabetes

an Insulin pen from Diabetes Insight, Cork, Ireland

Do you need help understanding your insulin regimen?

Do you need extra support, advice and information?

Do you get frustrated with low & high blood sugar levels that you cannot explain?

ARE YOU A PARENT OF A CHILD/TEEN WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES?

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Living with Type 1 Diabetes makes you feel you need to let off a bit of steam, have a good cry or curse and swear like your life depended on it!!

There is no denying it. Having Type 1 Diabetes can be a challenge, a burden and at times brings anxieties & worries about what the future will bring. Sometimes you need to let off a bit of steam, have a good cry or curse and swear like your life depended on it whether you have Type 1 Diabetes, or a family member does!!

Having a place to go that offers you the space to hand over some of your frustrations, worries and concerns can for many people with Type 1 Diabetes be a godsend.

Many people with type 1 Diabetes do not want to be burdening their family and friends with anymore than they have to.

You may feel your diabetes team and many health care providers do not have the time to let you talk about how hard it is to live with diabetes.

Are you a parent of a child/teen with Type 1 Diabetes and worried about their control and what the future will bring?

Diabetes Insight offers you the space, time and place to let go of some of the burden of living with Type 1 Diabetes in a relaxing, confidential manner while helping you to manage your diabetes more effectively.

SPECIALIST SUPPORT AT DIABETES INSIGHT FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES

All services are provided by Helena Farrell RGN, MSc Diabetes who has over 15 years experience of working with people with diabetes. The following aspects of Type 1 Diabetes are covered within a consultation:

  • Understanding insulin regimes and how to get your regime to work more effectively for you.
  • Understanding the highs and lows of blood sugars and high to eliminate ‘swinging’ blood sugar levels
  • Understanding diabetes phenomenons such as the Dawn Phenomenon, Somogyi effect and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
  • Free equipment such as the latest downloadable meters, insulin pen reminders and travel cases.
  • Carbohydrate counting and insulin ratios
  • Fitness programmes
  • Includes HbA1c, Cholesterol, blood glucose and Blood Pressure measurements

SPECIALIST PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN/ADULTS/FAMILY WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

We also have access to an Integrated Multidisciplinary Diabetes Psychology Service which you can read about by clicking here

We would always encourage you to bring a family member or friend with you to a consultation

HOW DOES DIABETES INSIGHT DIFFER FROM OTHER SERVICES?

Our Consultations use a variety of educational techniques based on behavioural interventions that help you to understand your diabetes better, empowers you to take control of your health and motivates you to make long term changes. All techniques & tools used are based on years of research and from the experience of Helena Farrell, RGN, MSc Diabetes who facilitates your programme of change. Armed with our experience and information you will have the knowledge to tackle any challenges with diabetes that you may face.

Consultations take place in a comfortable, safe environment, with no interruptions. You will be seen at your booking time, there are no waiting times/lists and out of hours appointments are catered for including weekends. You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like to ensure you get the most from your programme, and so that we can individualise advice and support to suit your needs.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A CONSULTATION?

The cost of a consultation is 65 euros all inclusive.

TO BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION NOW OR FOR

MORE INFORMATION PLEASE RING HELENA ON

(086) 1739287 OR

EMAIL: diabetesinsightireland@gmail.com

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