It is important to teach your family members how to properly inject insulin into your body if you are a diabetic who is insulin-dependent. There may come a point in time when you will not be able to inject yourself with the insulin you need to save your life and your family members could instead.
If you are diabetic, be aware of the possibility of gastroparesis, which is slow digestion due to nerve damage. This condition causes food digestion to be delayed and very slow. Because of this, it is extremely difficult to establish normal blood glucose levels. Discuss possible medications with your doctor to treat this condition.