Caregiver stress and tips
Signs and symptoms of caregiver stress
Caring for a loved one with diabetes is not an easy task and can be stressful.
Here are some common signs and symptoms of caregiver stress.
How to manage caregiver stress
- Positive self-talk
- Tell yourself daily that you are helping the person in your care even if you do not do everything well; you are doing everything with love and you are improving
Make use of respite care
- Take a rest first so you are more able to care for others
Join support groups
- Hospital support groups
- Community support groups
- Online communities
Seek professional help
- From a therapist, counsellor or spiritual advisor