Motivating a Loved One With Type Two Diabetes

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2013-07-22 10:28:32 -0500
Started 2013-07-10 18:22:21 -0500

A few members have asked this question. I came across a link on the subject, and thought I would post it. Hopefully it will be helpful.

5 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-20 17:09:34 -0500 Report

Interesting article Jigsaw. People have to find ways to motivate themselves an if doing what you should do so that you can enjoy your children, or other things is a great motivational tool.

When it comes to helping others who are diabetic that can be more touchy because you simply cannot motivate anyone who isn't interested in making life style changes. They have to want the change and they have to want to be motivated.

jigsaw 2013-07-21 07:01:02 -0500 Report

I completely agree! I'm no savior, but I'm more then willing to help loved ones, as well as others especially when they're willing to help themselves.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-21 13:50:01 -0500 Report

Jigsaw, I am not going to be someones crutch or allow them to be co-dependent. That is where my help stops. If you don't want to help yourself, I am not the one to call especially if I already know this.

jigsaw 2013-07-22 07:37:08 -0500 Report

I'm with you on not being a crutch. If I believe that an individual is not willing to help themselves, then that is where I draw the line. No point in pointless effort. But if it is a loved one, I just might put in some extra effort to help them see the light. That's different than being a crutch, or in other words a savior!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-22 10:28:32 -0500 Report

I have cousins who are diabetic and refuse to do as they are suppose to do. I stopped listening to them complain about always having really high BG levels. I tell them since they refuse to do what they are suppose to do there is no point in complaining because I really don't want to hear it. They will do good for a month then back to eating things they know they should not eat. Sometimes even loved ones can drain you.