We are completely delighted to announce the arrival of:
It's the brand new guide to help health professionals (HCPs) support people with their emotional needs as effectively as they do their physical needs. Chapters cover all the important issues that affect people living with diabetes psychologically - for example fear of hypoglycaemia (and other diabetes-specific fears); anxiety; eating problems; diabetes distress, and many more.
Successful Diabetes's Rosie Walker was part of the expert panel appointed by Diabetes UK to create this Guide for UK HCPs, adapting it from the original Diabetes Australia hard-copy handbook. It was launched by Chris Askew, Chief Executive, at Diabetes UK's recent Professional Conference in Liverpool, at a workshop and demonstration of it, to an audience of well over 100. It will form an important part of Diabetes UK's forthcoming campaign for improved understanding and provision of emotional care and support.
The Guide is a state-of-the-art resource which helps HCPs know and understand what is important to people with diabetes in relation to emotional support, how to diagnose and treat specific conditions, and what approaches work best to help prevent emotional problems occuring or deteriorating.
Although it's aimed at all HCPs, we believe it will be an important resource for people living with diabetes as well as others, including health managers, educators, policy-makers and even journalists - we'll certainly be spreading the word about it, far and wide. Feel free to do the same :)