There are many, many daily decisions to make, and each choice needs to be evaluated afterward to determine how well it worked and why it did or did not lead to the results you had hoped for. [...]
It makes sense intuitively that having the social support you need can help you manage your diabetes, and scientific research bears this out. It is also clear that while formal diabetes education helps people learn to make changes to improve their health, these changes begin to fade in about six months without additional and ongoing support. There is even some evidence that people with diabetes who reach out to others live longer than those who do not.