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.

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