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administration, A1C levels, follow up appointments with PCPs and endocrinologists, foot care, eye care and nutrition. That is where the community health nurse comes in to help reduce the anxiety that comes with managing their diabetes. It is important for these patients to have a community health nurse who can be a great advocate to the patient and to develop a good trusting relationship with the patient. It is important for the nurse to assess the best way the patient learns and provide education in a format that the patient will understand. The community health nurse can provide the patient with local community support groups and programs to help them manage their diabetes and improve their quality of life. These community programs are great in educating patients how to manage their diabetes. For example, they will help the patient on how to shop at the grocery store and eat at local restaurants to help manage their diabetes. Support groups are great in order for these patients to know that they are not alone. I think that with these resources and with good follow up care and education from a community health nurse and PCP, patients will no longer suffer from diabetes, but thrive and will not have frequent hospital visits, and have a better quality of life.22
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