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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What is Brittle Diabetes?

Brittle diabetes is one of those funny terms that I have heard used quite frequently throughout the years but for alot of people it is not fully understood. It is not an official classification of diabetes and is a very outdated term. “Brittle” describes a severe form of diabetes. It is also known as Labile…

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image of a crowd of people, diabetes can affect all types of people from every walk of life, by Diabetes Insight Cork, Ireland

Stress Can Be a Factor for Developing Type 2 Diabetes & other Autoimmune Diseases

Over time, recurrent stress can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, and abdominal fat deposition, researchers have found Stress is an instinctual adaptation to fight or flee when confronted with threats. Stress responses provide adaptation to various physical conditions including burns, bruises, bleeding or psychosocial traumas. But when the situation becomes recurrent, stress can trigger diseases such…

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