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

July 2014: Helping Siblings with a Diabetes Diagnosis
By Vanessa Waddell, Therapeutic Counsellor at Feel Free Therapy & sister of Dr Jen Nash

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

Last Modified Date: November 17, 2014

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by Nicole Purcell
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...