About Dr. Jen Nash
Dr. Jen Nash is a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the British Psychological Society, living with diabetes since childhood. Motivated to provide emotional support to individuals struggling with the condition, in 2009 she founded ‘Positive Diabetes’, a therapy and education service to address the psychological impact of living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Jen is an international speaker and trainer for both professional and patient audiences. She was part of the expert panel presenting the results of the 'Living with Diabetes: Journey for Control' (Merck/MSD funded study) outcomes at the EASD Congress in Berlin in 2012.
Dr. Jen’s book 'Diabetes and Wellbeing' (Wiley-Blackwell) is the first UK authored self-help book focussing on the emotional impact of diabetes. Jen is also a contributing author to, ‘'My Sweet Life: Successful Women with Diabetes' (PHC Publishing Group, 2011), and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals (please visit the Media page for further details).
Jen is currently involved in an NHS Innovations Fund project investigating the impact of psychological intervention on HBA1c in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes within Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Jen is a member of the Quality Institute for Self-Management Education and Training Diabetes Structured Education Standards Core Reference Group, developing the standards for Diabetes Structured Education in the UK.
Positive Diabetes offers individual therapy, consultation, and educational workshops to individuals with diabetes and training and consultation to healthcare professionals. Positive Diabetes also offers a range of self-help programmes, which are available online, including the Diabetes Weight loss Breakthrough System.
Dr. Jen is committed to inspiring as many people as possible that having a full and healthy life with diabetes is possible, and equipping them with strategies to achieve this. Her achievements in this area were acknowledged by her being named as a 'World Diabetes Day Hero' in 2012. ‘Dr Jen’s Diabetes Diary’ is a free newsletter full of practical and psychological advice delivered by e-mail to patients and health professionals in more than 40 countries around the world. If you would like to join the Positive Diabetes network, please complete the form above.