Diabetes and Me

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Copyright © 2013 by Hill and Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.

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Excerpted from DIABETES AND ME: An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents, text by Kim Chaloner, Illustrated by Nick Bertozzi, published in 2013 by Hill and Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Text copyright © 2013 by Kim Chaloner. Art copyright © 2013 by Nick Bertozzi. All rights reserved.

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by Nicole Purcell
I had a bad one last night. A scary low bloodsugar that reminded me just how tenuous diabetes makes my existence. I hate those. I hate the feeling that I'm anything less than a strong, capable woman. Diabetes, like a sledge hammer to the knees, has a way of hobbling the confidence I have in my health, strength and well-being. It is both frustrating and disheartening. It's 2:00 am and a good friend called from their third shift job because they needed someone. Just...