The Caregiver's Guide to Diabetes: Practical Advice for Caring for You and Your Loved One
Care for yourself while caring for a loved one with diabetes
Taking care of someone with diabetes can be tiring and emotionally draining at times. As a caregiver, you may overlook your own health and well-being because you’re so focused on your loved one. This book helps empower you to be an attentive caregiver for your friend or family member with diabetes―while also taking good care of yourself.
Give your loved one the support they need with guidance for everything from medications and treatments to financial and legal decisions. You’ll also find practical advice for meeting your own physical and emotional needs, and dealing with the unique challenges you face as a caregiver.
- Understanding diabetes―Learn what diabetes is and isn’t, how the condition affects the body, and how your role as caregiver fits in.
- Relatable stories―Read examples of real situations you might encounter as a diabetes caregiver.
- What to do, say, and ask―Explore questions to ask your healthcare provider, and get suggestions for what to do and say in specific situations, like if your loved one is having trouble managing their blood sugar or medication side effects.
Attend to your own needs while being a supportive diabetes caregiver with help from this compassionate guide.