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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
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...