Monday, August 17, 2009
Diabetes can affect an entire family no matter who in the family has the condition. It can be a tedious task to learn all the right ways to keep the family healthy and fit. There are great resources and information that can help a parent and children to learn all they can about the disease. I have diabetes and it really changes things in our household, sometimes its very difficult to make everyone happy with food. Especially eating out, when the family wants something that I shouldn't have, keeping up a positive attitude and making substitutions helps a lot. If someone in your family has diabetes you should take time to learn and discuss the disease with every family member. Don't leave the kids out of the loop they should know how things work as well and if a child has diabetes a parent needs to know all the emotions and levels of frustration that are going to be part of the child's life.