Diabetes for Support People

Diabetes has the potential to cause significant damage to an individual’s health, but if managed correctly people with diabetes can live normal lives. However, correct management of diabetes can be complex and some people with intellectual disability may have difficulty managing on their own, or may require significant assistance in managing their diabetes.

Exactly what they will require assistance with depends on the individual and their disability, and you should always follow the advice of their healthcare team. Here, we’ve collected some information on aspects of diabetes management that might be useful to consider when supporting an individual with intellectual disability manage their diabetes.