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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 Lindsey Guerin
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...