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Getting The Support From Family When You Have Diabetes

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by Barbara G., Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Barbara G.

    Barbara G. Moderator Staff Member Member

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    FACT - Diabetes is a disease that kills millions of people around the world.

    MYTH - You should feel embarrassed and scared to have diabetes.

    FACT - There is no cure for diabetes.

    MYTH - Diabetes can be controlled and put at a minimum.

    If you have diabetes, there is no need to be embarrassed or scared. Science and medicine today have come up with treatments and medications that can control it from getting worse and allow you to enjoy life even with the disease. Most importantly, your family is the strongest support you can have during this trying time.

    Get Your Family’s Support

    You should not get into any battle without the necessary weaponry. And in this case, medicines and family support are your best weapons. Talk to your family and let them know about what you are going through and they would surely help you in this battle.

    How Family Can Help You With Diabetes

    - Nothing is more enjoyable than doing something with the family. Thus, when you are going out for dine-outs, your family will definitely stick to a healthy menu for you. You will not have to salivate as you watch them eat their favorite dessert while you sip your green tea. When your family knows that you need to eat healthy, they will surely eat with you what you should be eating.

    - Family will motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle. Every diabetic is encouraged to exercise regularly to bring down their blood glucose levels. But physical exercise is no fun if you are on your own. For sure, the next family outings will be at the park where you can play, jog, and streamline with everybody. You are getting the right exercise while still having fun.

    - Family motivates you. When they tell you that you need to stay in good physical shape for them, then that is more than enough motive for you to take care of your body. You want to battle anything for them and with them.

    Diabetes need not change your life for the worse. It is only a disease and you are stronger than any disease. So get up, get moving with your life, and enjoy it every day.
     
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    Very, very encouraging. Thanks so much.
     

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