Columns by Dr. Jen Nash
November 2014: Exposing the Vicious Circle
How guilt and shame may be sabotaging your weight loss
October 2014: Overcoming Needle Phobia
Gaining relaxation and confidence to conquer your fear
June 2014: How to Gain Support for Sexual Dysfunction
Male difficulties prompted by physical and emotional causes
April 2014: Diabetes and Mental Health
Factors that could lead to depression and ways to combat it
March 2014: The Effect of Alcohol on Diabetes
Awareness includes knowing when and how to get help
February 2014: Psychological Approaches to Sleeping Well
Environment, behavior, and thoughts keys to improvement
January 2014: Diabetes and Eating Disorders
Find out the signs and causes, and test yourself
April 2013: What Do Your Thoughts Have to Do with Eating and Weight Loss?
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to change your behavior around food.
November 2012: Why Do We Struggle in Our Relationship with Food?
The biological, psychological, and social factors behind emotional eating.
February 2011:Diabetes and Close Relationships
How to manage both.
January 2011: Diabetes Solutions, Not Resolutions
Stay on track to achieving your goals all year long.
December 2010: Managing Low Moods and Depression
Depression is a common, but often overlooked, problem.
November 2010: Managing Your Diabetes Diagnosis
A diagnosis of diabetes can trigger a grieving for your lost health.
October 2010: No One (Even You!) Lacks Motivation
Learn the secret to staying motivated.
September 2010: Your 'Relationship to Help'
Working with a diabetes counselor for your mental health
July 2010: Diabetes is Tough
Making the most of a life with diabetes
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Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...