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NIH Public Bulletin – December 2011

Five Things Your Family Should Know About Your Diabetes

Format: Feature Article
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Living with diabetes is not easy, but getting support from your family members can help. "Five Things Your Family Should Know About Your Diabetes," a feature article from the National Diabetes Education Program, offers the following five things you can discuss with your family so they can provide support:

  1. Diabetes is serious.
  2. Managing your diabetes means making a few lifestyle changes.
  3. Your loved ones can help you make a plan and reach your goals.
  4. Routine care is important to help you manage your disease and stay healthy.
  5. There are resources to help you and your family learn about living well with diabetes.

Next Steps

You can read the full feature article at

This page last reviewed on August 22, 2012

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