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When you were first diagnosed, what was the hardest thing to learn about diabetes management?
How to take my meds/insulin.
 
How and when to test my blood sugar.
 
How to eat right.
 
What makes my blood sugar go up and down.
 
How to exercise safely and effectively.
 
Other.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...