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 Brenda Bell
Years before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, The Other Half came out of a doctor's appointment with a diagnosis of "borderline diabetes" and an ADA exchange diet sheet. His health insurance agency followed up on the diagnosis with a glucometer and test strips. After a year or so of trying to follow the diet plan and test his glucose levels, things appeared to be back in "normal" range, and stood there until a couple of years after my own diagnosis. Shortly...
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