Tips on Diabetes for Caregivers
Diabetes is a family affair
Diabetes can touch every part of a person’s life. From the foods you eat and the
sorts of physical activity you need to your emotional health, everything is affected.
This is why when a family member is diagnosed with diabetes, it can feel like your
whole family has diabetes.
To help your loved one manage their diabetes, you or your family may choose to adopt
a healthier diet. You may also be more motivated to do more physical activities
as a group. Because it helps you and your loved one think more deeply about health
overall, diabetes may even help bring your family closer together.
Living with someone managing diabetes
You’re a “caregiver” whether you help someone manage his or her diabetes full time,
or just offer a good friend occasional emotional support. As a caregiver, you may
want to learn all you can about diabetes, including diabetes pills, insulin therapies,
hypoglycemia, meal planning, and exercise.