Diabetes, as harmless as it may seem, is a chronic condition. According to the University of Arizona’s Masters in Nursing online program, there are as many as 1.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the US alone every year. The disease affects a lot of the body’s functions and can also result in more severe illnesses and conditions when not treated properly.
One thing to keep in mind is that dealing with diabetes – just like dealing with other chronic conditions – is not easy. Your partner needs all of the support you can give them, especially support in changing to a healthier diet, maintaining a consistent and sufficient exercise routine and monitoring their blood sugar level. Adjusting to medications and sticking to the prescribed dosage can be quite tricky too.