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Diabetes: A Lifestyle Change

by WilliamJYoung2 months ago

Thankfully today diabetics can live near normal lives with the help of modern treatments methods and medication, making treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes a lot easier than in the past.

However, this does not always http://www.sceneunited.com make living with diabetes easy. In many cases having diabetes type 1 or type 2 can not only affect your lifestyle, it can also affect other areas of your life such as, relationships, work, your emotions as well as other things like hobbies.

Diabetes can also negatively affect moods and many diabetics complain of having mood swings. This could be due to unstable chemicals in the body that send signals to the brain, or it could be the psychological and social impact that diabetes has of the lives of sufferers.

In many cases, people newly diagnosed as having diabetes can become overwhelmed with the fact that they now have to make life changes, such as with type 1 diabetes the sudden change of now having to check your blood glucose level regularly and having to take insulin injections and on top of that you now have to watch what you eat and drink and when you eat and drink. Some people may find themselves becoming depressed and or angry because they feel that they have loss control over their lives and in many cases some people become depressed at the thought of having to give up certain things such as hobbies.

Teens and young people may have challenges with relationships, such as, in family settings and conflicts that are associated with puberty and adolescent may become magnified with diabetes.

Adults can also have challenges within their relationships whilst adjusting to having diabetes; this could be due to them having the lack of information on diabetes.

It is important to remember that having diabetes is not the end of the end. But compromises will have to make to make this journey easier, not just for the sufferer of diabetes but the whole family.

In saying this it reminds of when my Father was first diagnosed with type 2, diabetes. On the one hand we were glad that he had been diagnosed because when concerned with the symptoms he was displaying before he was diagnosed. But on the other hand we now had to educate ourselves as a family to accommodate what this actually meant.


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