Be a diabetes detective and solve the daily puzzles of good control
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 Youre Ill
Diabetes at Work and School
Paying for Diabetes Care
1 - American Association of Diabetes Educators. AADE 7 Self-Care Behaviors. (Accessed 2/8/08).
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I'm sitting waiting for a table at the cafe' for me and a friend who is running a bit late. Feeling a little off, I grab my test kit and poke my finger, getting a little blood droplet. "Does that hurt?" Asks the man sitting next to me. He's an older guy, with some pretty profound ear hair. I note the ear hair as I say "Sort of... I think I'm kind of used to it now. I've been doing it a long time." My sugar is a little elevated...