My mission is to create a supportive environment that helps you integrate the emotional and mental aspects of diabetes care into your day to day management of Diabetes for a full and valuable life.
My name is Leann Harris and I have Type 1 Diabetes. I work with people who are looking for help in assembling all of this diabetes information into concrete, actionable steps and who would like a comforting hand to hold while doing it.
Comfortable Enough for Change
I believe there has been a serious lack of attention to the emotional and psychological side to diabetes, which is my focus with you
My main focus is helping people get to the place where they feel comfortable enough to change. I think there is quite a bit of fear and shame in diabetes which is not helping anyone.
“Know Yourself, Know Your Diabetes”
I believe a life with diabetes can be improved to whatever extent you wish. When you sit down and figure out what’d important to you, what you value, and how do you want to take care of yourself, I believe it makes this intense self treatment must easier, hence my slogan “Know Yourself, Know Your Diabetes”. I have found awareness to be the key: awareness of how I feel, awareness of the painful part of this disease, and awareness of the gifts I wouldn’t have without it.
My Articles on DiabetesDaily.com
Here are some highlights:
Alone with a Low Blood Sugar
Grieving the Loss of the Person You Used to Be Before Diabetes
Four Reasons You Are Brave as a Person With Diabetes
Five Tips to Tackle Anxiety with Diabetes
My Experience on Invokana
Seven Steps to Self Compassion with Diabetes
My background gives me a holistic view of a person’s life.
- ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified
- Positive Psychology Coaching Certified
- ACBS (Contextual Behavior Science) Associate
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Evidence Based Coaching
- Shame Resilience Training
- Meditation and Mindfulness training.
I also have years of experience as an analyst so I can examine data and graphs with the best of them, and help you take data and emotionally connect and synthesize where all of this fits in your life.
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.
Ready to change your life with diabetes?
Let's talk and discuss a plan forward for you. This is completely donation based - no strings attached. If you just want someone to listen, I am available.