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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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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 Carey Potash
Some people have trained diabetes alert dogs that bark and lick their face in the middle of the night when their child is experiencing dangerously high or low blood sugars. I don't have a dog to wake me up. When I sleep past the alarm and forget to test my son's blood sugar, I turn to my go-to guy - a hallucinatory stone-faced murderer. Completely zonked hours after I wanted to wake up and check Charlie, I found myself walking along the...