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How do you help your patients deal with the stress of diabetes management?
Find ways to simplify their management routine.
 
Practice relaxtion techniques, such as breathing exercises.
 
Encourage them to join a support group.
 
Suggest counseling or pyschotherapy.
 
Have them start an exercise program.
 
Make dietary changes, such as cutting out alcohol and caffeine.
 
A combination of the above.
 
Other
 

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by Nicole Purcell
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...