The ‘If Only’ Syndrome in Diabetes Management

‘If Only’ is an expression I hear too often at Diabetes Insight. I find it very distressing when someone attends my practice and says to me, ‘if only I had come sooner’, ‘if only I had known about this service ten years ago’. Words that are spoken too late These words are often spoken when…

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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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Are You Losing Control Of Your Diabetes Over Fear of Hypoglycaemia?

Significant Impact of Hypos on Daily Life It is our experience here at Diabetes Insight that fear of hypoglycemia is singly the most important limiting factor in managing type 1 diabetes and that identifying the fear of hypoglycemia among people with diabetes may be of the greatest importance on the road to effective diabetes management. On…

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The Emotional Roller Coaster of being a Parent of a Child with Type 1 Diabetes

The range of emotions and feelings a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes can range from mild to downright off the wall and the reality is there is nothing abnormal about it. Any parent will know the fears, worries and concerns they have for their child’s future, without a diagnosis of Type 1…

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image of a woman looking serious, not understanding diabetes can be a stressful time by Diabetes Insight Cork Ireland

Apathy, Lack of Motivation & Diabetes

 Huge Gaps It should come as no surprise that the majority of studies and research shows that there is huge gap between what people with diabetes know they should do to improve their health, and what they actually manage to achieve. More troubling, however, is that many people say they have not even tried to follow…

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