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dLife Viewpoints Columnist Kerri Sparling has a 4-legged CGMS helping her. Do you have an unconventional way to detect diabetes emergencies?
Yes, I too have a perceptive pet!
 
Yes. I have a friend/family member who is a human low detector.
 
Sort of, I am very in tune with my body and can spot a low quickly.
 
No. I have to rely on my meter/CGMs/other diabetes tools.
 

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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...