Managing diabetes is a life long task and people with diabetes need some help along the way. If you want more support, or if you are helping to support a loved one, some suggestions:
ASK QUESTIONS: Diabetes is not always logical. Caregivers need to know How many times do you test blood glucose per day? What #'s are you looking for?
How can I help you get there? What do I do in case of an emergency?
SEEK CONNECTIONS: Share with others to connect. Open up communications. Usually, we do not like to share that we need some diabetes support, we feel like a burden to others if we admit it. BUT, no one can read our minds and Diabetes will affect the whole family. People around you daily need to know, it could wind up saving your life one day in a emergency.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: Taking care of yourself physically and emotionally is important for all diabetics. Getting exercise and making social connections can help you feel your best. The more you really take care of yourself, the more resilient you are going to be when faced with new challenges. Best to be prepared!
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