Here goes a post for people who do not have diabetes and sometimes don’t know how to deal with friends and familiars who has it.
You must have listen that a diabetes diagnosis reaches not only the person with diabetes, but the entire family and eventually friends (and environments such as school and work). So, all end up being touched by the diagnosis, more directly or indirectly
Changes in food, exercise, introducing medications and glycemia control 24/7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and there can also be an emotional and psychological burden that comes with a chronic disease. It is really important for a person with diabetes to count on family and friends support.
In 2011, I met the Diabetes Behavioral Institute and they have great materials and programs to help people master the unique challenges of diabetes, conduct behavioral research in diabetes and provide health care providers with the specialty behavioral training necessary for managing diabetes effectively.
Today I’ll present you the Diabetes Etiquette from the Diabetes Behavioral Institute, that you can find HERE in .pdf, its 10 tips for people who don’t have diabetes are:
At the end of the day, when we are able to laugh at something it gets much more easier. To finish this post I´ll let you with this funny image from a fanpage called Type 1 Diabetes Memes, in which they describe in a funny way people´s perspective on T1D.