TELL YOUR FAMILY THAT YOU HAVE DIABETES
The adaptation to all the changes that must begin from being diagnosed with diabetes is not always easy, in this process situations of stress and discouragement can be experienced, so it is important to approach from the biomedical aspect, to the psychosocial aspect.
There are many cases where patients receive reactions from family members or friends, we help you with a little advice to respond to these reactions.4
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Tell them that everything is fine. You will start to control diabetes and you can continue with your daily activities.
THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE
Answer calmly all these questions, explain the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and even how you control glucose.
THEY TREAT YOU TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS
Answer them that you are equal to others and that you can do the same things, you only suffer from an illness and it is treatable.
The efforts of patients to maintain all guidelines for managing diabetes usually take place in social settings and can alter family and social dynamics.
It is always essential to have the support of friends and family since there are studies where it has been determined that this promotes adherence to treatments, encouraging optimism and self-esteem, which can cushion the stress of being sick and reduce the patient's depression.
4. American Diabetes Association. (2019). American Diabetes Association. Retrieved from www.diabetes.org
18. Federación Española de Diabetes. (2018). Lenguaje positivo sobre la diabetes. Federación Española de Diabetes.