Original article from Family Assets
Family members play an important role in supporting loved ones with diabetes and the more information out there to generate sympathy about this matter, the better.
Diabetes is a disease that impacts the individual as well as family members and requires immediate changes to lifestyle. For this reason, those suffering from diabetes find it hard to admit that they have the condition. People who have diabetes must monitor their sugar intake and make sure that this is within the ‘safe’ range. Continuing to eat as one has done prior to being diagnosed with diabetes can result in negative health consequences such as the onset of blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure and many other debilitating illnesses.
It is important to note that it takes a while for people to learn how to live with diabetes. What that means is that there are going to be good days, and there are going to be bad days. When the diabetic person is under stress, there is going to be more trouble trying to control the blood sugar level.
What that also means is that you need to do what you can to help the person keep things in perspective and get back on track. You want to let them know that you are there to support them to be healthy and to live an active lifestyle.