Have you ever considered how diabetes may affect your life although you do not suffer with it?
Learning of a loved one’s illness be it diabetes or cancer is difficult – ultimately, we want those we care about to have a healthy, happy and long life. Diabetes can make us question if their existence will include health and happiness, or if it’s even achievable. The unexpected diagnosis often results in feelings of shock, followed by confusion, anger, guilt, sadness, anxiety and hopelessness.
…“diabetes” is a life-changing event.
There are some key steps that can assist you through your loved one’s diabetes journey…
Yes, the circumstance isn’t ideal. But keep in mind that things could be worse. Diabetes albeit difficult to manage, can still allow an individual to live a relatively normal, happy and healthy life. The diagnosis could also allow you and your loved one to have a closer connection and be a team! Remember that being able to assist someone is a special thing. It may also allow you personal growth as you develop new skills and facing new challenges.
Whilst you can’t change the diagnosis of diabetes, you can focus on the things you can change. Maybe it could spur your family to prioritise a different approach to life with more focus on mental and physical health for the whole family.
If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes and would like to know more about how best to manage your condition, you can join our personalised 12 week diabetes program. We can tailor your program to give you more of what you want to see, for example tips of carb counting or exercise. Plus, the first week is completely free!
You can also read about what other people thought about the program on our Testimonials page .
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