Archive for the Diabetes Category

How to Be Supportive to Someone Who Has Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Friendships on November 16, 2007 by thedifferencenow


When a friend finds out they’re sick, they need your help more than ever before. Diabetes, especially, can be a frightening diagnosis. Your friend has to deal with a multitude of finger pricks, injections, and the occasional episode of low blood sugar. You probably feel for them and want to be supportive. However, there is a right and wrong way to let your friend know you’re there for him or her. Following are some tips on the best ways to support your friend.


How to Stay Positive If You Have Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes with tags , , , , on November 3, 2007 by thedifferencenow

how to stay positive if you have diabetes

Any chronic condition can take its toll, not just physically but also emotionally. Diabetes is especially tough to deal with because it affects many other parts of your body. In addition, your friends, family, and coworkers may not quite understand what you’re going through. At times, it can seem as if you’re all alone in dealing with this serious and life-threatening disease.

Staying positive is an important part of diabetes care. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy attitude along with a strong body.

How to Become a Diabetes Advocate

Posted in Diabetes with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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If you or a friend has diabetes, one of the best ways you can help in the cause for a cure is to become an advocate. There are numerous ways to get involved, whether it be with informing others about the disease, contacting lawmakers, or just spreading the word about the realities of living with this chronic illness. Here are some ways to get started as a diabetes activist.