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Diabetes Caregiver Support Edmonton

Are you caring for a loved one who lives with Type 1 Diabetes?

Whether you are a parent, partner, family member, or friend, supporting someone living with Type 1 Diabetes is tough work. As a T1D caregiver, you might experience some of the following:

  1. Frequent monitoring fatigue: Do you follow your loved one’s CGM? Are you constantly keeping an eye on NightScout, Sugarmate, or some other tracking system? Are you responsible for making insulin adjustments and problem-solving on the fly whild your child’s at school? Type 1 Diabetes management can feel like a full time job!
  2. Family lifestyle changes:  Having someone living with Type 1 Diabetes in your family often means changes to the entire family system, especially in the lifestyle department. As a caregiver, you might be responsible for scheduling, planning meals and exercise breaks, ensuring your loved one has the T1D supplies they need, and everything in between.
  3. Fear of complications: Let’s face it – there are a lot of scary messages out there about the complications of living with Diabetes. As a caregiver, it is common place to worry about your loved one and what the future holds for them when it comes to their overall health and well-being.
  4. Emotional toll: Have you ever felt responsible for your loved one’s T1D Diagnosis? Or guilty for the way you approach your loved one’s care? Maybe feelings of frustration and overwhelm come up for you. These are all valid and real feelings for many caregivers when caring for someone living with T1D.

With this in mind, it is no wonder caregivers often experience increased stress and burnout rates. I am here to help you establish healthy boundaries, explore ways of re-charging & exiting the stress cycle, all while developing a healthy dose of self-compassion.  

Want to learn more? Schedule a consultation today!