Problem Solving

Be a diabetes detective and solve the daily puzzles of good control

By Theresa Garnero

This self-care behavior focuses on the what ifsthat is, what to do if your glucose is too low or too high, or what to do if you become sick. Unfortunately, if your glucose is too high or too low, it may influence your problem-solving skills. Have a plan, ahead of time.

Visit these resources for key information on solving the health and lifestyle problems of diabetes:

Taking Care of Your Diabetes When You're Ill

Diabetes at Work and School

Paying for Diabetes Care

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Last Modified Date: June 21, 2013

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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...