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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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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How Beliefs & Attitudes Rather Than Knowledge Leads to Effective Diabetes Self-Management

At Diabetes Insight we are specialists in diabetes self-management. This is a very new concept to diabetes management in Ireland, and it is taking a long time to convince the Irish diabetes population both clients and health care professionals of its merits. Lack of Effective Communication There is no doubt in my mind that one…

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Beware of Weight Loss Promises That Can Cause Damage to Your Diabetes Management

Where is the Soup Maker Now?  So its that time of the year again, when for the majority of people, all that commitment & enthusiasm for losing weight on January 1st has disappeared. The fancy new lunch box with 20 compartments is now under the car seat with empty bags of Taytos. The soup maker…

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