Sometimes managing your diabetes can feel overwhelming. But you’re not alone…
Check out our hand-picked list of blogs, books and videos for help and inspiration with managing your diabetes.
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Blogs, videos and books on diabetes
Sometimes managing your diabetes can feel overwhelming. But you are not alone when it comes to diabetes complications.
Others have been there and many have found ways of coping that you could try. Here is a list of videos and blogs that we have reviewed for you.
- Positive Psychology offers 8 top tips to banish diabetes burnout.
- Paul’s story is on erectile dysfunction and treatment.
- Denis’s talks about diabetes and heart disease.
- The Type 1 and Beyond series of mental health topics cover a range of diabetes and mental health topics.
Self-help books for managing difficult feelings
Dr Jen Nash’s “Diabetes and Wellbeing” looks at the psychological aspects of living with diabetes and offers exercises using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques.
The “Overcoming...” self-help guides cover topics including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, mood swings, binge eating and more. All use CBT techniques
Have you tried talking therapies in North West London?
It’s good to talk about what’s bothering you, which is why we run talking therapies sessions for people who are finding it hard to cope or are stressed because of managing their diabetes.
Find out about the psychological therapies in North West London on offer – most are free.
Private professional support
If you are looking for private professional support, the Directory of Counselling’s website lists qualified counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. You can search for someone in your area, by place or postcode.
Local support groups
Visit Diabetes UK website in order to find a local support group near you where you can meet and learn from other people with diabetes.