Caring For Your Loved One With Diabetes

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Whether it’s due to an illness, accident or just out of necessity of having to “look out for family,” many people – particularly in the Black community – become caregivers whether they feel prepared for the job or not. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 65 million people in the US. are upaid family caregivers. The situation is all too common.

Transitioning into the role of caregiver can be challenging for all involved at times and when it comes to caring for a loved one with diabetes, there are a number of things to understand – from dietary restrictions and medications, to working with doctors and managing day-to-day task.

Caregivers are active partners when it comes to managing diabetes. The tips below can help you care for your loved one:

Consider meal plans.