OK. We have mostly all been through a session with diagnosis and education, what do you think is or would have been important for you to hear?
I I were a diabetes educator:
I would focus on the positive. Each client is a good person, and is "worth it" and doesn't need lecturing or punishing. I would focus on helping them be a good combination of happy and healthy. Being "good" is not the goal. Having good control of sugars, and life is the goal.
It is the job of the educator and dietitian to help each person find a healthful way of eating, that s/he can do. There is no sense in prescribing diets people can't stick to. There is no sense only educating one person, but a couple, even a family needs to learn about diabetes so we can all help the person who has just been diagnosed.
what did your educator say/do that was really good?
( I am sure they did some not great things, but I would like to focus on the positives)
What would you say/do to help others?