Dr. Jen Nash
Jen Nash, DClinPsych: Dr Jen Nash is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist living with diabetes since childhood. Motivated to provide emotional support to individuals struggling with the condition, in 2009 she founded Positive Diabetes, a therapy and education service to address the psychological impact of living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Positive Diabetes offers individual therapy, consultation, and educational workshops to individuals with diabetes and training and consultation to healthcare professionals. Positive Diabetes also offers a range of self-help programs which are available online, including the Diabetes Weightloss Breakthrough System.
Dr Jen is a national speaker for diabetes charities and her book Diabetes and Wellbeing (Wiley-Blackwell) is forthcoming in 2013. She is a contributing author to My Sweet Life: Successful Women with Diabetes (PHC Publishing Group, 2011).
Dr Jen is committed to inspiring as many people as possible that having a full and healthy life with diabetes is possible and equipping them with strategies to achieve this. "Dr Jen's Diabetes Diary" is a free newsletter full of practical and psychological advice delivered by email to patients and health professionals in more than 35 countries around the world. If you would like to join the Positive Diabetes network, please visit www.PositiveDiabetes.com.
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Because I wear my Dexcom on my arm, I’ve slowly adjusted to the fact that people will ask me about it. Sometimes it’s the rude and inquisitive “What’s that?” and sometimes it’s somewhat sincere curiosity “Is that a (insert random type of medical device that they assume)?” Sometimes it bothers me more than others depending on how they ask and how they respond once I’ve told them what it is. I have limits to how much myth-busting I want to do in everyday conversation and how much rudeness I can...