Explore the power of coming alongside diabetes by offering acceptance.
The process of learning about diabetes is cognitive, but acceptance is emotional. Clients can’t think themselves into accepting diabetes.
Helping your clients accept diabetes requires a sense of belonging, enhanced support, and drips of information. With each weight-inclusive, nonjudgmental visit, you help clients build more and more tolerance, allowing them to accept a chronic condition that before was rejected out of hand.
No one really knows how we accept our lives. This is why offering grace, or the belief and support that acceptance will emerge, is helpful. It happens slowly with support, an increasing sense of belonging, and the confidence that your client can get ‘there’ too - to the place of graceful acceptance.