We’ve gathered the top 10 things to tell people about diabetes. Some of these ‘messages’ are most suitable for close friends or colleagues, while others are helpful for everyone you meet on a fairly regular basis.
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.
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.
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.
Do you ever worry that your family member or friend with diabetes is becoming withdrawn and may be lacking social contact?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
Diabetes can seem a lonely condition, but in fact there is a lot of support available to individuals with diabetes through the diabetes team.
Communication can play an important role in relationships between people with diabetes and the family and friends who support them.