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What aspect of your diabetes maintenance causes you the most stress?
Taking medication
 
Checking my blood glucose levels all the time
 
Possible complications
 
Knowing what to eat
 
Finding time and motivation for exercise
 
Managing all my diabetes-related appointments
 
I hate the needles!
 
Becoming totally insulin dependent
 
Dealing with highs/lows
 
I just don't want people to know I have it.
 
Some of the above
 
All of the above
 
None of the above
 
I don't get stressed that often about managing my diabetes.
 

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