Living with a diabetic person is a source of many questions for loved ones, even more so in certain circumstances, if, for example, diabetes affects a child.
Dietary stress, medication and insulin bites ... The idea of living with a person with diabetes can be scary - when you are not well informed. In our article you will find practical tips and valuable information to be well prepared!
The announcement of the disease
Whatever the type of diabetes (I or II), there is before and after ... The announcement of a disease is always bad news, a psychological shock. For the principal concerned, of course, but also for the entourage.
As a loved one, it is only natural that you are moved as well. However, do not forget that it is not about you, but about someone else who will have to learn to accept that they are sick.
Do not be more upset than the patient, even though as a parent, you may feel guilty (for no reason). Know how to accompany the person with diabetes in the steps that will follow this announcement: the shock and anger, the depression that must not be allowed to settle, so that it does not turn into depression.
Finally, help her to accept and "tame" the diabetes that will become part of her life. If necessary, do not hesitate to consult forums on the internet, to get closer to diabetic associations that can help you manage this new life, and adapt your relationship with the person with diabetes: like AFD, AJD, OSE.
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Author: Ladane Azernour Bonnefoy
Expert consultant: Dr. Claude Colas, diabetologist.