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For People With Diabetes

Anxious, Frustrated, and Overwhelmed with Diabetes?

Without emotional health, the best technology and pills won’t do us any good. I have diabetes: I’ve lived your fears and worries, but they no longer throw me into emotional turmoil. I’m here to help you find peace and live the life you desire no matter what.

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Know Yourself, Know Your Diabetes

I don’t believe in a one size fits all view of diabetes management – I work with you, where you are right now, to determine what’s appropriate for you. I don’t care what your A1C is, I don’t play the blame and shame game. If you are looking for help, or even just to chat with someone who understands, I’m here for you.

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Leann What I Do

What I Do

I offer emotional support and practical help in living a life with Diabetes. What do you do if you have all the information in the world, but no idea where to start? What if you just feel alone in a pile of pills, test strips and data and would love to talk to someone who understands?

Who I Am

My mission is to create a supportive environment that works with the emotional needs of living with diabetes and integrate that into your day to day management of Diabetes.

Podcast and Video Intro

Click here for a link to the podcast on DiabetesDaily.com and video introduction

Alone with a Low Blood Sugar

I sit at my desk shaking and sweating, sure signs I’m going low. I don’t have to open my desk drawer to look at my cgms, but I do just to see how low go. I push the button and stare down, but no thought follows my action. 80 mg/dL, double down arrows on my CGM, which means in reality I’m probably around 60-something since I know the CGM is slightly behind my real-time blood sugar.
I’m worried now.

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5 Tips to Tackle Anxiety in Diabetes

Anxiety is such a big concern in our day to day lives. We’re either avoiding or craving something, all to feel “better”. I wrote this piece for DiabetesDaily.com on our anxiety and what I’ve found really helps. Enjoy! Control is an illusion.... read more

Self-Compassion: The #1 Tool in Diabetes Care

You know my passion is talking about the emotional side to diabetes. To help spread the word, DiabetesDaily.com has graciously allowed me to write an article a week for them. I will write until I run out of things to say, which might be a very long time. Here’s... read more
“Working with Leann was like talking to my best friend, my wise aunt, and a psychic in one. She knew exactly what I was thinking and didn’t lecture me like I was afraid of. I left our sessions feeling like I had control back in my life and wasn’t anxious about every little thing anymore. She listened to me in a way that only rivals my dog. “ T., Indiana

“I thought I needed help with my diabetes meal plan, but I really needed emotional support because I really wanted to do nothing for my diabetes. She helped me uncover why no diet would work for me and why I hated all of them. I was facing going on insulin and didn’t want to do that at first – I am so glad Leann helped me then! I learned that I can do more than I thought because I really thought that this is all too hard. Leann is friendly and open and wants you to do all the talking. Somehow she makes the overwhelming seem simple. I wish I would have found her years ago!” S., Northern Virginia

“Leann makes diabetes seem not so scary and I even improved in areas of my life I hadn’t thought were lacking. I never thought that was possible – call her if you are sick of diabetes and need help! You’ll just feel better!” V., British Columia

You Can Do This Project Guest Post for Mental Health Month

Even though May is ending, I hope the discussions that took place for Mental Health Month don’t stop as well. I had a chance to do a post for the You Can Do This Project, a non-profit grassroots video movement, created by and for people with diabetes, that...

Dario Diabetes Interview on Anxiety and Positive Psychology

I’m excited to get a chance to talk with Ginger Vieira about anxiety and Positive Psychology Coaching for the Dairo Diabetes blog. I don’t talk about it often enough, and I’m afraid people get it confused with “positive thinking”. They...

Diabetes Blog Week: Mantras and More

I’ve been looking forward to Thursday’s topic – Mantras and More – all week long. I started thinking about what’s my #1, when-all-else-fails tool. When I am in panic mode, what do I use in crisis? I really didn’t have to think that...

Diabetes Blog Week: What Brings Me Down

Wednesday’s topic was What Brings me down and how to cope. While I’m late to the party, I didn’t want to skip it entirely. May is mental health month and judging by all the posts for this topic, it’s not lost on anyone that our emotional health...

Diabetes Blog Week: Poetry Tuesday

Well, life interferes again. Instead of a thoughtful, insightful poem, you’re getting a short haiku. I’m typing this with my right eye squeezed shut: there’s something wrong with that eye. While I’m waiting for the eye doctor to open, this is...

Diabetes Blog Week: Change the World

We’re kicking off Diabetes Blog Week  this week, and today’s topic is discussing what causes and issues get us fired up. What really grinds my gears is the lack of emotional support for people with diabetes. This is one of the most intense self-managed...

This Is Not Helping

I do love my Dexcom G4. Don’t get me wrong. So I was surprised when yesterday my meter said I was 256 and dex said I was 119. And that was on sensor day five. Today, I went for lunch with a friend at Olive Garden. I don’t eat there often and I got what I...

5 Tips to Tackle Anxiety in Diabetes

Anxiety is such a big concern in our day to day lives. We’re either avoiding or craving something, all to feel “better”. I wrote this piece for DiabetesDaily.com on our anxiety and what I’ve found really helps. Enjoy! Control is an illusion....

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