We have our third speaker confirmed for Thrive-abetes; Thrive with Type 1 Diabetes Conference.
Drum roll please!!!! Helena Farrell from Diabetes Insight will discuss Diabetes Burnout with our group of adults with type 1 Diabetes.
Helena Farrell is originally from Charleville, Co. Cork, but now is married and lives in Bandon Co. Cork. She graduated as a registered general nurse from Cork University Hospital in January 2000, where she began her working life as a staff nurse in a general medical ward in the CUH, which specialised in diabetes.
During her time on this ward, Helena gained many qualifications in lifestyle management such as nutritional therapy, addiction studies, psychotherapy to name a few. After five years on the Diabetes ward she transferred to the Diabetes Day Care Centre in the CUH where she worked as a Nurse Educator, gaining experience on the many aspects of diabetes education.
In September 2006, Helena left the CUH after ten years, to take a career break. But not for long, as during this time she was approached by Dr. Sheila O’Sullivan, Consultant Physician, to establish a private diabetes service in Shanakiel Hospital, Cork, which has gone from strength to strength and is now independently based from the Cork Health & Lifestyle Centre, Blackrock, Cork and is known as Diabetes Insight.
Diabetes Insight provides a number of services in many different areas such as Dietary Planning for Type 1 & 2 Diabetes and Psychological Supports using Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
For further information on Diabetes Insight's services please click here