Exploring the emotional side of diabetes care

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Posted by Barb Wagstaff, Son T1 '00, pumper '03 on Apr 5, 2018 3:23:16 PM
Barb Wagstaff, Son T1 '00, pumper '03

You need to clear your calendar April 19th! Block out 7pm EDT as super important just for YOU! 

insulinpumps.ca is going to bring to you Virtue Bajurny and Michele Palk to chat about the emotional side of diabetes care!

Join us live on Facebook where these two amazing ladies who live with diabetes will be providing information and looking to answer your questions about diabetes and emotional health for FREE

Are you suffering from anxiety? Does diabetes cause you to experience bouts of depression? Are you struggling with the diabetes diagnosis of yourself or a loved one?

Join us on April 19th at 7pm for this free event! 

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Michele Palk is working towards registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and is a registered social worker who provides clinical psychological/psychoeducational assessment and therapy services to children, youth and adults experiencing diverse strengths and needs.  As a person living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of three and half, Michele understands firsthand the challenges many people experience living with chronic medical conditions.  She also specializes in developing and facilitating training to help meet the psychosocial/mental health needs of people living with Type 1 Diabetes, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and other mental health challenges.Listening to individuals, families, organizations and communities share their stories, and supporting the development of their strengths and gifts, is a privilege and honour Michele appreciates each and every day. 

Virtue Bajurny is a registered social worker currently providing counselling and psychotherapy services to children, youth and adults affected by diabetes and other chronic health conditions. In addition to her personal experience of living with diabetes for the past 24 years, Virtue has expertise in treating trauma and eating disorders- with training in narrative therapy, mindfulness and eCBT. Virtue sees clients in her office in Toronto and online.

We're super stoked to be bring these two powerhouses to chat with you LIVE on Facebook at 7pm EDT on the 19th of April!  

Because we know that you don't want to miss this, click on the button below and we'll send you a reminder before the event! 

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Events are always more fun when you bring a friend so don't forget to share this event with your fellow peeps with diabetes!

Tags: diabetes burnout, anxiety, mental health, diabetes, diabetes and depression, free diabetes counselling, diabetes counselling, diabetes stress, handling the stress of diabetes care


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