How to support someone with diabetes and neuropathy

Managing the symptoms of diabetes and neuropathy can be incredibly challenging on a daily basis. As a friend, family member, or loved-one you there are a number of ways you can provide support. Simply listening, being sympathetic, learning what you can about the condition, and providing some additional help can make all of the difference in the world.

Here are some of the responses we received:

Judgement Free Zone

Managing a chronic illness is complex and complicated. Especially when you are changing eating, exercise, and general lifestyle habits. It's important to do your best to not judge, and just listen and provide support.

Unconditional Support

Simply listening, and just providing care and support on a regular basis can make a big impact. You may have a family member or friend who just needs to vent, so even if you're not going through the same thing empathize and be there for them.

Help with the Little Things

A simple ride to the doctor, or just folding the laundry can go a long way. Sometimes, just taking 30 minutes out of your day to help with the little things can make a serious impact. Instead of asking, "how can I help," offer to give a ride to an appointment, or make a healthy meal.

Exercise or Cook Together

Spend time going for a walk, or learning how to cook a healthy and nutritious meal together. It's a time to practice healthy habits, try something new, and bond!

Learn About Diabetes and Neuropathy

Don't be afraid to ask questions, your friend or loved one wants to teach you about what they're going through. Take time to read a book on diabetes and neuropathy, check out the Siren blog, and learn about what it's like to live with these chronic conditions.


These are just a few suggestions, but the key is to be understanding and ask your friend or loved one "Would it be helpful if I did _____." Please share with us in the comments below any other thoughts or suggestions you might have.


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