You are not alone

You are not alone

Caring for a loved one with diabetes can be both mentally and physically draining. As a carer, you need care and support too. So it is important as a carer that you don’t neglect your own care. This will help you to better support your loved one with diabetes.1

Don’t feel guilty if your loved one has highs and lows. It doesn’t mean you aren’t trying hard enough – there are many reasons to explain why highs and lows happen. Remember that their body and their condition can change over time, and sometimes changes to medication are also needed to achieve blood sugar stability.

The important thing to remember is that you’re not alone. Many carers feel the way you do; talking to your healthcare professional can help.

Download the Diabetes UK checklist to help inform discussions about your loved ones with your healthcare professional.

1. Calentine L. Life with diabetes: caregiver happiness. 23.03.14: http://diabetes.sanofi.us/caregiver-happiness/. Access date: Oct 2016