The Medical Family
People with diabetes need a couple of
families... the ones they are born with,
the ones they create, and their medical
team (doctor, nurse, dietitian, exercise
consultant, mental health person.)The
team is there to support and challenge
you and to keep you from burning out.
No one should carry the burden of diabetes
You are the “head” of the
team. The plans that you make with your
team have to be collaborative. You have
to be independent and thus active and
self-confident, but allow yourself the
constructive suggestions of what you can
But remember, you are the expert on you!