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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 Brenda Bell
Years before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, The Other Half came out of a doctor's appointment with a diagnosis of "borderline diabetes" and an ADA exchange diet sheet. His health insurance agency followed up on the diagnosis with a glucometer and test strips. After a year or so of trying to follow the diet plan and test his glucose levels, things appeared to be back in "normal" range, and stood there until a couple of years after my own diagnosis. Shortly...
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