From the day an individual is diagnosed with diabetes – whether Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes – the support from friends and family can be very powerful and can help with adjusting to the day-to-day management of diabetes.
The burden of living with diabetes can seem overwhelming at times. Without support it can lead to emotional turmoil, stress and even depression. During these times, it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you.
Support goes beyond diabetes medical specialists. It also includes emotional and mental health guidance and assistance from social workers, psychologists, advocates for financial aid for people living with diabetes, diabetes support groups and, of course, family and friends.
In this section we’ve grouped articles that focus on helping you create a diabetes support plan so you can locate and access support you need when you need it.
Transitioning from pediatric to adult care
Transitioning from a pediatrics diabetes program to an adult diabetes program can be exciting and also an unknown, which can be scary for the 18 year old and their parents or caregiver.
Loneliness and diabetes: information and tips
Do you ever worry that your family member or friend with diabetes is becoming withdrawn and may be lacking social contact? Loneliness and depression are two of the challenges for many individuals with diabetes
Finding diabetes support in Canada
People who have diabetes can benefit from a number of support systems, both in person and online, as well as individual and group support.
How to deal with the diabetes police
Blood glucose monitoring is one of the most important tools to help keep diabetes in check and reduce the risk of complications. Knowing the benefits, many family members and friends of people with diabetes cant resist nagging about the rules.
The costs of diabetes
The financial costs for managing diabetes can be insurmountable, especially for those without a private medical insurance plan.