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Involving Patient's Partner May Improve Diabetes Control

(Medscape) For adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, a behavioral telephone intervention that includes their spouse or other committed partner may make a difference, new research shows…
"It is likely to be beneficial in several ways to involve partners who are willing… Both partners need to agree, and the intervention should be aimed at helping them see how diabetes affects each of them and their relationship," [Paula M Trief, PhD] told Medscape Medical News.
The idea, she said, is "to strive toward opening up communication about how they can help each other, not for the partner to be a watchdog but to be a supportive coach."
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Please do not give advice. We can best help each other by telling what works for us, not what we think someone else should do.