Information for Family Members
- Type I and Type II Diabetes are different
- Diabetes is no one’s fault. Type I Diabetes can happen to anyone and Type II Diabetes may have a genetic component in addition to lifestyle causes. Focus on supporting your loved one pursue a healthy lifestyle!
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) occurs in diabetes. When this occurs, giving your loved one their diabetes medications/insulin can make the situation worse. Be aware of the following signs and interventions:
- Ask your loved one about their meal plan, sick day management plan, or what to do in case of emergencies. This information allows you to provide informed support when necessary.