Strategies recommended for each and every source are as follows:
• Source 1- Personal motivation asks for identifying the harmful, unpleasant and not agreed upon facets of the change. It should find ways to either eliminate them or look for the ways by which it could be made more agreeable. Both the diabetologist and the patient need to create a link between the need for change and their core values. Always be clear about the mission and the actual purpose.
• Source 2- Often patients are not properly equipped with proper knowledge, skills or the strength they need in order to face the challenge. In this situation the diabetologist works as a guide to the patient and helps him equip with all the important skills, knowledge and the strength he needs in order to manage the disease. When in change process, the diabetologist helps in designing the process to help support the patient for any emotional, interpersonal or communication obstacle that could possibly hinder the change process. Artificial environment could also help the diabetologist as well as the patient know if he has assumed to the required new behaviour. This is how the diabetologist helps the patient develop required personal ability.
• Source 3- We human are social animals and thus our society influences us immensely. At this stage the patient needs to check whether the new behaviour he has adopted is supported by people around him. Check whether you are receiving proper support from you social circle (Family and friends) to help you manage your diabetes. Ask yourself, if my new behaviour has influenced people in my surroundings. The need here is to be part of that group that understands your concerns and thus helps you in every possible way. A family can support the diabetic family member by not offering fizzy drink or by not keeping desserts in refrigerator rather more of salads, fruits and vegetable should be made part of grocery items. A family can also help him (Diabetic patient) enjoy the meal by having the same meal for themselves as well. Other way round the patient’s behaviour can influence them by following the same eating routine resulting in loosing weight and getting used to healthy life style, making it a lifelong habit.
• Source 4- Social ability asks for whether you have someone around you to help in critical times. In the life of a diabetic patient the crucial moment could be when he gets