National Diabetes Month-Diabetes in Rural America

LONG-DISTANCE CARE

More people take to the road to visit far-flung family and friends over Thanksgiving weekend than at any other time of the year. During these visits, adult children often notice the emerging health issues of their aging parents and relatives—particularly those with diabetes. This annual migration creates a great opportunity for you to help patients with diabetes who may need extra support. The National Diabetes Education Program's (NDEP) “How to Help a Loved One with Diabetes When You Live Far Apart” is now available as a resource you can provide for those patients who need additional help and for those trying to care for a loved one living far away. Download this new resource today.

Tips for long-distance caregivers:

  • Learn about diabetes.
  • Gather your loved one’s health information and keep it in one place in both your home and theirs.
  • Plan your visits to your loved one to make the most of your time.
  • Help your loved one reach out to their care team.
  • Stay in touch with your loved one.

Check out these other resources from NDEP:

HOW TO HELP A LOVED ONE COPE WITH DIABETES

DIABETES RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS

Sign up here to get notices about diabetes from CDC and NDEP. Select “diabetes education materials” from the subscription options.

For more information call 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY 1-(888) 232-6348 or visit www.cdc.gov/info.
To order resources, visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep.

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