CHAPTER4

How to Make Changes for Diabetes Management

In This Chapter

  • Identifying why you want to make changes
  • Understanding the importance of goal setting
  • Tools to help make positive behavior changes
  • Sustaining change

In the first part of the book, you learned why it is important to manage diabetes well and keep your blood glucose in a target range. However, you are probably already aware from past experience that knowing what’s necessary doesn’t necessarily equal doing what’s necessary—making that leap from knowledge to action is the hard part.

Because diabetes self-management requires certain behaviors along with frequent decision making, ...

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