Psychological Health

Diabetes affects more than just your physical wellbeing, it’s stress inevitably effects your psychological health.

 
 
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Stress

Everybody experiences stress throughout their life, but living with diabetes makes it more difficult. When your stressed, your body releases stress hormones called epinephrine (adrenaline) and cortisol that will trigger your body to release glucose producing hormones and systems. As a result, you will involuntary be in a state of hyperglycemia (high blood glucose).

Learn how to help reduce your stress and how to keep your blood sugars regulated.

 
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Burn out

Diabetes is lifelong condition and you can sometimes feel overwhelmed and “done.” Burnout is a state in which a person becomes tired mentally of managing their condition and can ignore it for a period of time. The state of “giving up” isn’t because you’re lazy, but because you’re feeling controlled, isolated and having negative feelings about your diabetes.

We can help you through these dark times because we know what it is like. Let’s talk about.

 
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Diabetes Distress

Diabetes distress (DD) refers to all the fears and worries that people with diabetes experience on a daily basis. Common attributions include powerlessness, negative social perceptions, physical distress, family/friend/spouse distress, hypoglycaemia distress, Financial distress and eating distress.

By gaining confidence in your management though education and self care, we can help you overcome your diabetes distress.