Nutrition is one of the most important pieces of the diabetes puzzle. Understanding how different foods affect your blood glucose and learning to develop solid meal plans will be a crucial part of your daily routine.
Emotional support, while not often initially considered, plays a key role in diabetes care. Connecting with other people living with diabetes that understand the daily grind of counting carbohydrates, testing blood glucose multiple times each day and dealing with the various highs and lows (both physical and emotional) of life with diabetes can make all the difference.Talking with people who “get it” is important, and our Online Community offers a place for people living with and affected by diabetes to find that support. Our Family Link program connects parents of children with type 1 diabetes.
You Can Do This
Living with type 1 diabetes is tough but with proper care can be a footnote in your life’s story. Balancing nutrition, exercise and proper blood glucose management techniques with the rest of your life’s priorities mean anything is possible:
- Win an Amazing Race
- Become an American Idol
- Become a NASCAR driver
- Become a pop star with international appeal.
No matter what you want to achieve, You Can Do This.