How to help my pre-diabetic Mom... Help!

By KG66 Latest Reply 2013-08-29 15:58:37 -0500
Started 2013-08-12 20:55:08 -0500

Hello all! I am type one and recently my mom find out she is pre-diabetic. She needs to get her sugars down if she doesn't want to take medication. I just want to know how I can help her? I know what diabetes is like and I don't want her to have to deal with type 2. Can anyone give me any tips? Even ways to talk to her. I feel like me being diabetic I am the only one in my household who understands… Please help!

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GabbyPA 2013-08-29 15:58:37 -0500 Report

It was reversed for me. My mom was diagnosed several years before I was. But the thing that helped me a lot was doing things together. We planned meals, we changed our pantry up a whole lot and shared our ups and downs. We worked more as a team and that was good for me, and in turn, it really helped her get re-aligned and on track again. We also took a diabetes education class by the TCOYD group that was a 9 week course. It was a great way to bond and have some one else "tell us what to do" so we were not "nagging" on each other.

Use the commonality to be friends. That bond will get you through rough times and help you celebrate victories in a great way.

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forsakes alive 2013-08-29 12:31:00 -0500 Report

As Byron has suggested,you already have the knowledge as well as your mother to be able to talk with each other and do what is necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle

byrun 2013-08-13 08:16:06 -0500 Report

Good morning my friend. You do have a very good understanding about living with diabetes and that should help you when you talk with your mom. She also may be quite aware of how to begin a better lifestyle especially if you were diagnosed as a child. You have common ground and may very well have a shared knowledge of how to proceed. It sounds like you are already talking with each other about diabetes. A great beginning for both of you. So, begin counting carbs, begin a food journal and exercise. You are fortunate to have each other. Well wishes for both of you.