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What about diabetes frustrates you the most?
Not being able to eat what I want.
 
Trying to maintain steady numbers while exercising.
 
Not knowing why my BG is high when I wake up.
 
Figuring out carbohydrate ratios.
 
Trying to fine-tune my medication doses.
 
Not having a doctor who really listens.
 
Having to deal with it every day.
 
Misconceptions from the public.
 
The cost of my supplies.
 
Other
 

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by Brenda Bell
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