Author: Barbara Eichorst
Many of my patients deal with chronic pain and opioid use. My role is to help them with their blood glucose control while dealing with managing severe pain and discomfort and other concerns they have. I have always tried to be empathetic to other’s pain and the way they deal with it. However, when I broke my foot and needed to deal with unmanageable physical and emotional pain, I realized how complex pain management and opiate use has become.