Managing diabetes is a challenge. It doesn’t matter if you have type II diabetes or type I diabetes. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been battling with diabetes for many years or if your diagnosis with diabetes is relatively recent. The struggles are constant, and they require a lot of focus, dedication, and patience in order to get the end results that you want. If you’re struggling to live as a diabetic and you’re looking for a solution, we invite you to attend our diabetes self-management class.
As a diabetic, you understand the importance of caring for your diet. For you, watching what you eat is not an exercise in vanity. You’re not looking to lose a few extra pounds. In fact, you could be well within your healthy BMI and still need to be careful about what you eat. This produces some challenges. Something as simple as going to a restaurant and ordering a meal can be frustrating.
Self-control and patience are key to managing diabetes. Before your diagnosis, it was likely that you did not worry as much about what you ate. So if you went to a party at work or with friends, you would happily enjoy a slice or two of cake or any desserts that were being offered. Now, you have to resist, even if it is your favorite food that is being served.
One major challenge individuals who have type II diabetes face is the negative stereotype that others have about type II diabetes. Some people say that only individuals who are overweight or only older individuals develop type II diabetes. This can be frustrating, especially if you are a younger individual who is in good shape. It can be tiring to constantly explain to others that diabetes can affect anyone.
Couple all of that pressure with your actual health concerns and the struggle to live with diabetes becomes even harder. Especially for younger individuals who have always been healthy, it can be a challenge to accept the fact that you have diabetes. That’s why we are proud to offer our diabetes self-management class.
Through our years of teaching diabetes management, we have developed techniques that can make some of the seemingly daunting obstacles connected with diabetes disappear. By taking a proactive approach to your diabetes management, you can live a happy, healthy, long life that’s full of enjoyment. Get in touch with us at Southside Medical Center in Atlanta to get started. Contact us today to book your appointment.