Chapter 1: You Can Live Well With Diabetes!
Adjusting to Life With Diabetes
You know that managing your diabetes can help you stay healthy and live
your life. Still, some people find that daily diabetes management feels like
a lot to handle. Diabetes affects your daily routine, at home, school, and
work. Change isn’t always easy. But with practice, diabetes management
can become a habit. As you get started, you’ll likely have questions or
concerns. See the box below for some common questions about diabetes
and where in this workbook to find answers.
Common Concerns for People With Diabetes
Does having diabetes mean I can’t have any sugar? All foods can fit into a healthy meal plan. See page 25.
Do I have to join a gym? You don’t have to spend money to be active. See page 34.
Will I have to give myself shots every day? Not necessarily. See page 41.
What if I feel overwhelmed? Taking care of your emotional health is a priority, too.
See page 48.