Caring for the Caregiver ( Diabetes )

Caring for the Caregiver ( Diabetes )

Caregivers need time for themselves, too. Parents of children with diabetes should arrange for backup or respite care for their child at least once a month to recharge their batteries, re-establish couple connections, and maintain their emotional balance.

Other ways to stay sane:

Stay supported. Seek out support from others in your area who understand. Your child’s endocrinologist may have information on local support groups, or try your community hospital.

Don’t do it all. If childcare has become time-intensive due to diabetes, get help with some of the nonessential tasks in life, such as cleaning the house and doing the yardwork.

Get involved. Helping out with fundraising efforts with your local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation can give you an outlet to strike back at diabetes.

dLife — For Your Diabetes Life!
Tune in to dLifeTV every Sunday on CNBC at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST, and visit the community for diabetes information, inspiration, and connection.

B-man :wink: