Sure, check out these sources!
Meditation – I love using guided meditation to relax, release tension, promote healing, and get centered. Insight Timer is a free app with thousands of free meditations, talks, and music tracks. I am one of their teachers and have been hosting weekly meditations specific to diabetes needs and other chronic illnesses.
The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate. An insightful book that explains how our “normal” culture can actually harm the human animal, resulting in disease, addiction and mental health issues. This book taught me that diabetes is a traumatic situation that requires attention to the stress of the illness. Packed full of research to support this theory!
The Obesity Code by Jason Fung. Dr. Fung is a nephrologist (kidney doctor) that sees many patients with kidney diseases related to diabetes. He presents some compelling research that reveals type 2 diabetes as a metabolic issue, not just poor health choices. His explanation of how our modern diet contributes to states of unhealth makes a lot of sense!
Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s TED Talk shines some interesting light on the treatment of diabetes and the definition of the disease itself.
Dr. Anoop Kumar – an ER doctor and pioneer in developing a model of how “we” fit together: body, mind, and spirit. I am fascinated by how his novel approach unifies allopathic medicine, energetic healing, and experiential consciousness into “health” and wellbeing. Read more: Shauna’s Story Four Pillars of Wellness Anatomy of Second Mind Medicine.
Deb Dana – a licensed clinical social worker who has leveraged Polyvagal theory to understand the impact of trauma (which included diabetes) in our lives. She offers strategies and tools to help us find safety and emotional regulation in our lives.
Jesus Calling – Daily Inspiration in practical and modern language.
The Four Tendencies – Gretchen Ruben
Dragonfly Lights – Finding Your Perfect Purpose (companion activity book )