Diabetes

Diabetes is a medical condition where your blood glucose (sugar) level is too high. This happens when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in your Pancreas that allows your body to use glucose as energy.

There are two main types of diabetes, type one and type two. With type one you don’t make any insulin. With type two the insulin you produce is not effective or you don’t produce enough. Both types are serious conditions and can have a major impact on health.

It is thought that around one in fifteen people in the UK have diabetes. This includes about one million people with type two diabetes that may not know it or have not been diagnosed. Common symptoms of diabetes include going to the toilet a lot, feeling really thirsty, feeling tired, losing weight without trying to, genital itching or thrush, wounds take longer to heal and blurred vision.

If you have type one diabetes (your body doesn’t produce insulin at all) then you need medication. Often with type two diabetes a change of eating habits and life style can help ease the symptoms. Taking more exercise, eating better, stopping smoking and reducing or eliminating alcohol are all excellent steps to take. As Dick Gregory (American Comedian) said, “People with high blood pressure, diabetes – those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave”. And this is where hypnotherapy can help by supporting you to break these eating and life style habits and patterns of behaviour.

Some people with diabetes experience what’s called Diabetes Distress. This has similar symptoms to stress, anxiety and depression. Again hypnotherapy can help you to reduce these symptoms and manage them better.

This is so important that I have made a short video presentation about it. You can see it here.

If you think hypnotherapy can help you with managing diabetes or any other life style changes you need to make, then contact me.