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Patient Education: Relieving Stress

Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE

If you could check your stress level as easily as you check your blood sugar, where would it be most of the time – nice and low, or sky-high?  I have a good friend, Dr. William Polonsky from The University of California in San Diego.  Bill and some colleagues developed a questionnaire called the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) questionnaire to see how people felt about living with diabetes.  Of the hundreds of people who completed the questionnaire, 99% said they experienced diabetes-related stress.  So if you feel stressed about diabetes you have lots of company. Read More