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How do you have babies when your pancreas is missing in action?

By Helen-Edwards | March 16, 2010

Imagine a 12 year old girl, on the edge of adolesence, growing up, waiting for boyfriends, dreams, plans and ideals. Imagine a 12 year old girl who loves babies, who really wants babies and a family, as part of those dreams.  Enter type 1 diabetes. Idyllic childhood shattered. Imagine a 12 year old girl told…

support and blog for life with diabetes

An interesting ride time and time again!

By Helen-Edwards | March 12, 2010

We are entering into the world of blogging here as another way to reach out to the many thousands of people living with diabetes. As a web based counselling service we hear stories from people every day that reflect our own personal journeys. All of our counsellors have diabetes themselves and yes, we all have…

Diabetes & Your Wellbeing

Did you know diabetes affects your wellbeing and mental health? People with diabetes have a higher risk of depression and many people experience diabetes related distress and diabetes burn out. Having good mental health requires you to focus just as much on looking after your emotional, psychological and social health, as your physical health. You need to do things that increase mental health and wellbeing – after all, wellbeing and health go hand-in-hand. Talking about how you are feeling is an important first step. Support is vital. You are not alone. Head here for our pages on diabetes and wellbeing.

Dealing with Diabetes

When you are diagnosed with diabetes, it is like starting a journey on a road that is new and unfamiliar to you. At diagnosis you can experience, shock, denial, fear, grief, anger, worry, hopelessness, and many other things. Family members can also experience these things too. These are normal experiences and feelings. You will work through them in time and become more comfortable with your diabetes. Talking about how you are feeling, getting as much information as possible, at a pace that is right for you, and taking time to care for your physical and mental health, are all very important at this time. These things continue to be important as you get on with life with diabetes.

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