October 2005 Issue

What to Do—and Not Do—When
A Loved One Has Diabetes

Diabetes afflicts more than 18 million Americans. Managing diabetes means keeping blood sugar levels in control, or face serious consequences, such as heart attack, stroke or kidney failure. Research shows that family support—from a spouse or significant other—is one of the strongest predictors of how well people manage their disease. EN takes a look at how to provide that support.

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