These days there is generally more awareness around the impact of language and we have come a long way when you look back to previous times. However the issue still very much exists with 90% of people with mental health problems experiencing stigma. Words can be a barrier to people seeking help, or sharing theirContinue reading “Challenging mental health stigma and our choice of words”
The Diabetes Prevention Decathlon initially ran as a face-to-face pilot in January 2020. It was created through collaboration between different organisations as highlighted below: Background The Diabetes Prevention Decathlon is a guided 10 week programme, consisting of 1 hour group based interactive education delivered by a specialist dietitian (me!) and then 1 hour of physicalContinue reading “Diabetes Prevention and my Involvement with this Innovative Project”
Why we all should make sleep a priority Many of us do not sleep well at the best of times with 1 in 3 of us suffering with insomnia. We work long hours while juggling a busy personal life, add to that the anxiety of a pandemic, it is no wonder why many of usContinue reading “Time for Sleep”
Throughout my experience as a dietitian, I have had many people walk through my door who are in an absolute panic and are feeling completely overwhelmed following their diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. They are already feeling unsure and anxious but a particular trigger, I have realised, is someone telling them they cannot eat aContinue reading “A plea from a diabetes specialist dietitian”
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