When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, its normal for parents to feel overwhelmed and perhaps a little scared.
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The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can feel very abrupt and unexpected. Do individuals wake up one day and go from having normal blood sugars to having diabetes?
In the past year or so, I have had numerous patients who have declined starting on new diabetes medications due to articles in the news linking certain diabetes medication with cancer.
While it may be too late for our family members and friends with diabetes, many of us as caregivers are in a position to take advantage of the growing knowledge about diabetes prevention.
Some individuals have lived for a while with known risk factors for type 2 diabetes. In these cases, shock may not be the over-riding emotion at the time of diagnosis.
Taking medications on time and in the right order can be a challenge for all people with diabetes, and particularly for seniors.