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Nurs Clin North Am. 1987 Sep;22(3):559-68.

Coping with diabetes mellitus. A full-time job.


The coping demands of diabetes may be insurmountable to the unprepared and unwary. The psychosocial, self-management, and knowledge/skill demands of diabetes can affect every aspect of a person's life. Planning ways to cope with this unique circumstance may help a diabetic person adjust to a complex and difficult lifelong problem. Viewing the client, family and friends, nurse, physician, dietitian, and relevant other team members as a full corporate partnership, with individual and shared responsibility, also lays the groundwork for realistic problem-solving and coping by all concerned.

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