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Tips for Supporting a Love One


Diabetes Daily posted this piece with tips for helping a loved one who is struggling with diabetes management.  Have a look at it here:  https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/supporting-a-loved-one-struggling-with-diabetes-415039/

Since we are all different, and need different levels of support, I'd love to hear thoughts on these tips.  Are they something you'd like your loved one to do for you?  Are there other ways you're supported that aren't mentioned here?  Are any tips something that you wouldn't find helpful?  Have you ever talked to your loved ones about supporting you?

posted May 18 in Conversation by KarenG (14,230 points)
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I think it should maybe be pointed out that supporting a diabetic shouldn't just be in times of struggle, for those of us with even the most perfect control and strong independence it is an ongoing, everyday battle'ette' . Having your support team, no matter if they are at home, work, friends etc. makes so much difference.
answered May 24 by Hnichjones (320 points)
I agree, I definitely need support even when I'm not really struggling.  That support helps keep from feeling like I am struggling, if that makes any sense.
answered May 24 by KarenG (14,230 points)