COPING with stress is an essential part of your diabetes care. When you are under pressure, the body reacts by releasing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisone. These hormones cause sugar to be released from the liver.

Even though stress usually causes your blood sugar to rise, you may feel as though your blood sugar is low. That is because adrenaline can cause many of the symptoms of low blood sugar. If you are not sure whether your blood glucose is rising or falling, test it to find out. Only then can you take the correct action.


How are you coping with Stress ?


Are you:

  • Struggling with your, or a family member’s, diabetes diagnosis
  • Feeling worried or anxious
  • Feeling depressed
  • Finding it difficult to cope with daily life

If you answer yes, you are likely to need a little help. We found many people in our community needed help therefore we added counseling, at an affordable price, to the list of services provided in our Care Centres.



The costs are the following:

Santry – €60.00 euros – price per appointment

Dun Laoghaire – €75 euros – price per appointment


Online option is also available via skype or zoom for €75.00 euros



Mindfulness is a process of bringing your mind into the present moment, away from your thoughts and away from stress. Elaine discusses this here. 



elaine Hanlon

Elaine Hanlon is a qualified Counsellor and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. A graduate of the recognised Tivoli Institute and BSY London, Elaine has over twelve years’ experience working with individuals and couples through a variety of different issues. She works within the IACP and the IAHIP Code of Ethics and Practice.



087 104 6880

Email [email protected]




Cristina Daena Magana Avila  Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, IFCAPP, ICP, MPs. S.I. 

Cristina is an accredited Psychotherapist with the Irish Forum for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. She is also a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Cristina holds a degree in Psychology from Universidad Vasco de Quiroga, a master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Clinical Practice from the Irish Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Cristina practices at 93 George’s St Lower, Dun Laoghaire.




086 2095941

Email [email protected].


If you have any further queries please call Maria on 01 8426273 or complete the booking form below:


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