Diabetes conversations with close family, friends and caregivers

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Hello,

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I have a dear friend with diabetes and would like to support him the best way possible. Therefore, I'd greatly appreciate your help:

1. What are the diabetes conversations you would like to have with close family, friends and caregivers?
2. Are there any conversations you would like to be facilitated by Conversation Starter Cards?
3. And if so, which questions would you suggest?

Best regards, Helle

Beginning of the discussion - 08/11/2019

Diabetes conversations with close family, friends and caregivers
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Carenity Member • Community manager
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Hello @Hidden username‍ ,

Thank you for your message and welcome to the forum. It's wonderful that you're trying to understand your friend better in his time of need. Feel free to browse the forums and Health Magazine articles and hopefully some of our members will respond very soon to your questions.

Michael

Diabetes conversations with close family, friends and caregivers
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Carenity Member
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@Hidden username I'll try to answer as best I can from my experiences.

1. - I'd like to talk to them about how the condition makes me feel both physically and mentally and for them to understand that I have to take care of my health. I can't have "just a little taste of pudding" to tell them if it's good or not and I'd like for them to understand that.

2. I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with these cards.

3. What can I do to make your life easier? How does this condition make you feel? What can I say on bad days to be helpful?

I think that's a good start.

Maddie

Diabetes conversations with close family, friends and caregivers
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Carenity Member
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@Hidden username thanks so much! Very useful.

Best regards, Helle