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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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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‘Its An Undertaker You need… not a Gym’ – A Fitness Professionals Response to Someone with Diabetes

To say I am furious is an understatement. I am gone well beyond furious. The title of this blog is the response given to a client of mine with diabetes when they approached a gym for assistance in developing a programme to control their weight and get better blood glucose control this week.Unfortunately this the…

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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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Type 2 Diabetes One day Course – March 7th 2015, Bandon, West Cork

This one day course is designed to give participants a comprehensive approach in self-managing your diabetes, by covering ALL aspects needed to self-manage with confidence and effectively. Set in scenic West Cork, in a peaceful rural setting, facilitated by Helena Farrell RGN, MSc, this day will offer individuals time to explore aspects of their diabetes…

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