You Can Overcome Diabetes
Nancy specializes in helping people with diabetes adjust to their diagnosis and work through emotions that can aggravate the condition. She's had Type 2 diabetes since 2003. She knows from personal experience that coping with the emotional aspects of diabetes is vital for improving health and is an important component of diabetes care.
Nancy will show you a positive approach to coping with your emotions, so that you can manage your diabetes more effectively and have a high quality of life. She teach specific stress management techniques that have helped people get their blood glucose under control when all else has failed.
By participating in small groups, individual coaching or counselling you can learn:
- Step-by-step stress management skills that are suited to your personality
- Positive ways to cope with anxiety, grief, anger and depression
- How to set realistic goals and avoid guilt trips
- Overcome "diabetes burnout"
- Help loved ones be supportive without nagging
- Find inner strength and courage
Emotional well-being is as important as diet, exercise and medication
Medical researchers overwhelmingly agree that psychological factors such as stress, depression and anger are as detrimental to diabetes as a poor diet. Based on 20 years of research, Dr. Richard S. Surwit of Duke University states,
“ Stress, depression and a person’s general psychological state greatly influence blood sugar in every individual with diabetes. These mental states may even determine whether genetically susceptible people develop diabetes in the first place.”
WHAT EVIDENCE IS THERE THAT THIS PROGRAM LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS?
What happens in a typical Cope With Diabetes group or coaching session? COURSE OVERVIEW
- Interactive mini-workshop on a different topic each week
- Relaxation training and practice
- Mind-body techniques for lowering blood sugar--in-class practice
- Setting a realistic goal for yourself
- Inspiration--stories of courage and quotations for developing inner strength
- Specific home practice assignments
Please note that counselling, stress management and therapy that I provide are not a substitute for medical care. Continue to see your medical practitioners and follow the treatments prescribed for you.