Doctors are increasingly aware of the role that family play in ongoing health and lifestyle choices. Highlighting the case of a young man who was recently diagnosed as diabetic, the article discusses situations in which cultural norms and behaviors can support or undermine a person’s health once they leave the care of medical supervision. An article by two researchers on this topic is also frequently referenced and examples are provided based on the example case of the young diabetic. If we take the proper care and are mindful of our choices, we can be instrumental in helping our friends and family to stay healthy.
- It’s not only doctor’s and health personnel that can assist us to get and stay healthy, it’s also loved ones.
- We can model good choices for those around us to observe and benefit by, even foregoing things we like that we know are bad for a loved one.
- New routines, such as monitoring sugar,or pressure, levels can be easier with a friend to remind or help.
“Social connections toward better health are important, but not always easy”