emotional health

Suggestions for giving support

•  Get an education in diabetes care.

Be supportive, but not a caretaker.

Help someone you love to keep to the rules, not break them.

Lend a sympathetic ear.

Stay flexible.

Plan for emergencies.

Make sure others know how to recognize and care for low blood sugars.

Keep an optimistic, positive attitude.

Remember that humor can help you both through tough situations.

Know that your own feelings are valid and that they count.

Do not strive for perfection in yourself; work for balance in your life.
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