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Emotional Wellbeing with Diabetes

16 July 2021

Categories: ITALK HEALTH


How does diabetes affect your emotional wellbeing? 

We often hear that when people are diagnosed with diabetes, they receive guidance on how to manage their condition, but not necessarily its impact on their emotional wellbeing. That's where our new class aims to help. 

In this video from Diabetes UK, Zena shares her story of how diabetes has affected her emotionally, and if you can relate you may find our class helpful.

Watch Zena's Story

About the class

The class is led jointly by two psychology experts from italk and from our sister service in Portsmouth, Talking Change. 

We know that joining a class can be nerve-wracking, so we hold our classes as a webinar, which is more like watching a live video than your typical online class. Your camera and microphone are automatically switched off, meaning you can watch and listen in comfort. But you do have the opportunity to ask any questions 1-1 with our practitioners using the private Q&A feature.  


What you'll learn

During the class, we'll look at how our emotional wellbeing can be affected by both the demands of managing this condition and the symptoms of diabetes themselves.

You'll learn practical skills and techniques to help you to manage low energy levels, anxiety or panic and challenge those negative thoughts that can chip away at our confidence. 

How to Book

We're working together with Talking Change, to provide this class, so to join us, please click the link for where your GP surgery is based.

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Click here to book through italk using our online self-referral

or call 023 8038 3920

Click here to book through Talking Change using their online self-referral

or call 0300 123 3934

As Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can affect us in different ways, we have two separate classes. Please look out for Type 1 or Type 2 in the class titles, to help you book onto the right class. You can view all our upcoming class and course dates here. 


More info

We hope you'll find all the information you need about the class on our Wellbeing Classes page, but if you have any questions, please check our FAQ or get in touch. 

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