Coping & Support

If you have diabetes, regularly meeting with people who understand what you’re going through can help a lot. You may also find comfort and advice by joining a support group for people with diabetes, or talking to a counselor or therapist.

Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease, and following your diabetes treatment plan takes around-the-clock commitment. But your efforts are worthwhile because following your treatment plan can reduce your risk of complications.

Talking to a counselor or therapist may help you cope with the lifestyle changes that come with a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. You may find encouragement and understanding in a Type2 diabetes support group. Although support groups aren't for everyone, they can be good sources of information. Group members often know about the latest treatments and tend to share their own experiences or helpful information, such as where to find carbohydrate counts for your favorite takeout restaurant. If you're interested, your doctor may be able to recommend a group in your area.

Or, you can visit the American Diabetes Association to check out local activities and support groups for people with Type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association also offers online information and online forums where you can chat with others who have diabetes. The phone number is 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383).


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