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Adding diabetes management to a life already full of work, family, and personal responsibilities can be stressful. And stress can affect your blood sugar and your quality of life. Are you stressed out? Take the dLife Stress Screening Quiz, then find out how you can relax, revive, and remain in control of your diabetes.

Adapted from the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) by Sheldon Cohen. For educational use only.

Reviewed by Joy Pape, MSN, FNP-C, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE 08/14.

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