Healthy Lifestyle Tips
A diabetes diagnosis usually comes as a shock and an unwelcome surprise to most people. Emotions such as anger, sadness, grief, denial, loss, relief and fear may be experienced at this time. If these emotions become too difficult to deal with, it is important to seek professional assistance.
Often, it’s not only the newly diagnosed who may require time to adjust to the diagnosis, but family and friends may also need time to deal with the news. You may be one of the many people who support someone with diabetes. You may need to work through these feelings and find a place where you feel comfortable discussing them.
The diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes involves complex recommendations, including healthy eating, physical activity, medication, blood glucose management and weight control, which all play a part in working to avoid diabetes-related complications.
Family and friends are an important part of everyday life but when someone has diabetes that encouragement and support can become vital.