August 2018 Topic
Why do people join the diabetes police? In most cases, they want their loved ones to take better care of themselves.
This is understandable. They have an idea of the way diabetes care is “supposed to be,” and it frightens and upsets them when that’s not what they see happening.
Unfortunately, the more they push, and diabetes care becomes a “police matter,” meaning any hope of working things out goes away.
During the August meeting, the Diabetes Forum and Support Group attendees identified what is helpful and what is not helpful when it comes to their diabetes care. A discussion on how to communicate with the “diabetes police” highlighted how to ask for helpful support instead.
Want to talk to your “police officer”? Click here for some ideas on what to say.
Dedham Health & Athletic Complex offers a monthly Diabetes Forum & Support Group meeting. It is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11: 00 am in the Dedham Health Theater.
This is FREE and open to everyone in the community. Join us to learn and discuss topics related to prediabetes, diabetes and healthier lifestyle choices. The group is led by Cathy Mullooly, MS, CEP, CDE. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
-Cathy M., MS, CEP, CDE