Do you want to stop just living with diabetes & start thriving?
Do you feel like diabetes has consumed your life? Does it take over, push you around and exhaust you? Perhaps you feel guilt around your diabetes, shame even...or maybe you just get upset about the lack of understanding from people who don't live with diabetes, or the lack of sensitivity, even of loved ones. It can be so easy to get resentful and feel like you are the only person in the universe who is going through the daily rollercoaster of diabetes. Taking time to consider your relationship with diabetes, how you think & feel about it, and making some plans for action, can really help. Take the time so you can thrive with diabetes.
Note to self
Note to self
What are the Simple Steps
TO THRIVE WITH DIABETES?
You will get instant access to the programme & your FREE copy of Putting the Brakes on Diabetes Burnout
For 7 days you will get 1 simple task via email, to evaluate, learn about, and make changes to the way you think and feel about your diabetes
Find out about diabetes burnout, managing stress & using mindfulness strategies
You will be supported to really look at your diabetes, and how you feel about it, breaking it down into areas of your diabetes and your life, rather than just looking at it as "diabetes"
Get simple tools to decide where you want diabetes to fit into your life, not the other way around
Understand your diabetes better & make some plans for action
You will get support and accountability (you are not alone)
You will join the Diabetes Can't Stop Me community to connect with other people living with diabetes too
YOUR COUNSELLOR & CHEER SQUAD!
In case you are wondering - here is a little bit about me. I am Helen Edwards, a diabetes blogger, counsellor, educator and advocate; and PhD Candidate looking at the wellbeing of women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and motherhood, with qualifications in social work and diabetes education. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1979 when I was 12 years old, I have seen numerous developments in diabetes care and management, and changes in the way that we view people living with diabetes. I am a strong advocate and voice for diabetes and mental health, founding Diabetes Counselling Online in 2001. I ran this online counselling service and national charity until it closed in June 2016, and was a state finalist in the Australian of The Year Awards and the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards for this work, along with many other grants and awards. I am mum to 3 sons and very passionate about diabetes wellbeing and making sure people with diabetes live long, healthy and happy lives. I have lived with depression, anxiety and burnout, and know how hard it can be to live with this sometimes unmanagable disease we call diabetes. I also know what a wonderful life you can live. Read more about me here.
HERE ARE ANSWERS TO SOME FREQUETLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
No! The idea of simple steps to thrive with diabetes, is to give you one thing each day for a week, that you can consider and contemplate. Whether you then spend lots of time or just a moment on each day's task is entirely up to you.
No, we can never make changes to your diabetes management because this is between you and your regular diabetes team. If you have questions about your management it is always best to ask them directly.
Yes! This is not a one off time frame though - people go through this course at their own pace, however you will find lots of other people in the Diabetes Can't Stop Me community who are on the same journey as you, and gets lots of support in the group.
Absolutely - if you want to book a counselling session at any stage, you will be able to do that through getting in touch with me for details.
This simple steps to thrive with diabetes course is focused on wellbeing, stress management and mental health. We do include some links and tips around food and exercise, because this is part of thriving. We can also direct you to a health care professional to develop a tailored plan for you.
This is a self-guided online programme. It is not suitable for someone in an emergency situation - if you have an emergency with your physical or mental health, please attend your closest emergency department, or call your usual doctor. We can not help you with an emergency.
Absolutely! Diabetes is a family affair and we welcome loved ones to our programme and our community. Just remember to apply the steps to your life, as someone who loves a person with diabetes, and try really hard not to judge them, or place your experiences on their lives.
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