Helpline: Diabetes - Treatment Support

Understanding Diabetes Treatment
Caregivers for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes need to have an understanding of the different treatments for the disease. It can help improve caregiving for the patient and make caregiving less challenging. Controlling the amount of insulin in the blood is a significant part of diabetes treatment. It is also essential for caregivers to look after the proper and timely use of diabetes medications. Heart disease is the primary risk factor of diabetes, and the treatment options must take this fact into account.

As a caregiver for people with diabetes, you know how challenging and exhausting it can be. It would help if you cared for yourself as well as the diabetes patient. But many caregivers disregard getting emotional support. This tendency causes caregiver burnout. You can get emotional help and information about diabetes treatment from our fellow family caregivers at ExtendaTouch - an online support service for family caregivers. Request contact of our diabetes group members who relate to your issues and start getting support.

Getting Help
There are different treatment options available for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Depending on the type of diabetes, the doctor may recommend your loved one medications, insulin injections, and an insulin pump to control blood sugar. The treatments also depend on whether the patient is suffering from other health issues, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Physical activity is essential, in any case, to effectively manage diabetes.

Getting help from people who relate can help you understand the treatment options and cope with the associated challenges. You can connect with our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch to get information about diabetes treatment options. You can ask our members as to what worked for them and under what circumstances. Our online support service can also provide you much needed emotional support.

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Knight83, Volunteer
I have been caring for someone with type1 diabetes for 4 years
I care(d) a total of 4 years for a male
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I have years of experience I can share if it will help.