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Diabetes Hub: Guide to Managing Diabetes

National Diabetes Reference Materials - An initiative under the War on Diabetes

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Caregivers and Family

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Signs and Symptoms of Stress
Am I experiencing caregiver stress?

Common signs and symptoms

Finding no meaning in caregiving is a sign or symptom of caregiver stress

Finding no meaning in caregiving

Loss of appetite is a sign or symptom of caregiver stress

Loss of appetite

Insomnia is a sign or symptom of caregiver stress

Insomnia

Talk to supportive friends and family to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Chronic fatigue

Feeling hopeless and helpless is a sign or symptom of caregiver stress

Feeling hopeless and helpless

Withdrawal from family and friends is a sign or symptom of caregiver stress

Withdrawal from family and friends

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Managing Stress
How can I manage caregiver stress?

Practise Self-Care

Practise self-care and get enough rest to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Get enough rest

Practise positive self-talk to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Positive self-talk

Do physical activities and other hobbies to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Physical activities and other hobbies

Do meditation, yoga, taichi or qigong to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Meditation, yoga, taichi, or qigong

Seek Support

Talk to supportive friends and family to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Talk to supportive friends and family

Join support groups to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Join support groups

Use respite care to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Make use of respite care

Seek professional help to manage caregiver stress for better diabetes management

Seek professional help

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A healthier life together
How can I help my loved one live a healthier
life?
Help your loved one live a healthier life by cooking and having healthy meals together

Cook and have healthy meals together

Help your loved one live a healthier life by walking or exercising together

Walk or exercise together

Help your loved one live a healthier life by accompanying them to medical appointments

Accompany your loved one to medical appointments

Help your loved one live a healthier life by praising them for self-management efforts

Praise your loved one for self-management efforts

Help your loved one live a healthier life by planning social events around diverse activities

Plan social events around diverse activities

Help your loved one live a healthier life by pairing healthy food with positive events

Pair healthy food with positive events


Diabetes Hub: Guide to Managing Diabetes