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Counseling for Diabetics
by: Milos Pesic
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you need counseling. In fact, you need several different forms of counseling to help you manage your disease properly. The key to living well with diabetes is education.
You may experience depression when you are first diagnosed, and mental counseling is a good idea. Mental therapy will help you to accept the condition, and help you to see that life really is going to move forward, and that you can still move forward with it.
The next kind of counseling you need is nutritional counseling. A nutritional counselor can work with you and your doctor to help devise a meal plan for you. The meal plan will be designed to help control your blood sugar levels, and to help you lose weight if that is needed as well.
If you have been prescribed medication, you need pharmaceutical counseling. This is done with your pharmacist when you pick up your prescriptions. It is vital that you take the time needed for this counseling. Plan it in advance, and make sure that you ask any questions that you may have.
You should also have a counseling session with your doctor. During this session, you should ask any questions that you may have. You should also learn about the complications that can arise with diabetes, what to be on the lookout for, proper foot care, and a variety of other information. Learn as much as you possibly can, and seek out other sources of information as well.
Ask your doctor about support groups for diabetics in your area. These groups will really be a big help. Everyone in the group has been exactly where you are, and you can learn a lot concerning foods, exercise, health concerns, and even insurance coverage.
With all of this counseling, you will see that you do not have to fear your condition. You are just as capable of living a normal life today as you were before you were diagnosed with diabetes. It isn't a death sentence. You are not going to be limited or confined in any way -- as long as you manage your diabetes properly.
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