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Health Tip: Don't Deny Your Diabetes

Health Tip: Don't Deny Your Diabetes

06/22/11

(HealthDay News) -- "Not me" is a common response to a recent diagnosis of diabetes, the American Diabetes Association says.

But ignoring your illness and refusing active treatment can do nothing but make your condition worse, the association says.

Here are the ADA's suggestions for confronting denial head-on:

  • Create a care plan with clear and realistic goals.
  • Seek the help of a diabetes educator or registered dietician.
  • Get family and friends involved in keeping you motivated.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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