The survival of the human race isn’t a story of great physical strength, but one of the power in numbers. Connecting with others and having their support is what has kept us alive and well. But in our modern day society, our physical supports and connectedness with others is diminishing, whilst our material belongings increase. If you’re living with diabetes there may be a greater risk of isolation due to fear of social stigma or feelings of shame regarding the diagnosis. Likewise, fear and denial of diabetes has been shown to inhibit client's attendance in diabetes educational programs. Leaving us to contemplate the question…
Is social support important in diabetes management?
Social supports may impact diabetes management differently - dependent on the type of diabetes!
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