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What can family members do that is most helpful when dealing with diabetes?

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Engadine, AUS
Be of support help with preparing meals for diabetics

Tamaqua, PA
Need there support

supporting someone with LADA. supporting a sibling with gestational diabetes since 2013.
Qiryat Ono, ISR
Thanks! What does such support look like?

Ireland, IRL
The biggest thing is not to nag about it all. You need to just be calm and let them know that your just trying to help.

Ireland, IRL
If it's a teenager, don't tell them you understand what they're going through because you don't, this will just upset them and get them worked up. It's hard for people to understand what it's like.

supporting someone with LADA. supporting a sibling with gestational diabetes since 2013.
Qiryat Ono, ISR
Makes sense. What about adults?

Pittsburgh, PA
Besides not being judgmental, it helps if the other adults in the house cook and eat healthy meals. My husband and I both have a major sweet tooth and he certainly doesn't help me curb mine!

Pittsburgh, PA
I can avoid buying junk food but if it's in the house I usually end up eating it. But on the other hand, just because he lives with a****doesn't mean he shouldn't eat that kind of stuff, you know

Ireland, IRL
Yes that's true, if you act as if you don't need to eat junk food and enjoy healthy food, it will make them feel more comfortable about eating healthier with you and they won't feel guilty.

Jacksonville, FL
Don't start sentences with "you need to...", try "would you like to try..." instead.

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