StressCOPING 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 counselling, at an affordable price, to the list of services provided in our Care Centres.



The costs are the following –

Santry – €60.00 euros – new appointments or a review.

Dundrum – €75.00 euros – new appointments or a review.

Dun Laoghaire – €80 – new appointment or a review.


Enquiries to 01 842 8118 


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. CALL ELAINE  on
087 104 6880

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

Cristina is a 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 Masters 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].

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