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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 Brenda Bell
What's the first thing you do, after opening a new vial of test strips? Run a control test, right? (Well, that's what you're supposed to do, even though it "wastes" one or more of that precious commodity.) Every vial of test strips has a reference range for one or more control solutions. (If there's more than one range, our vials of control solution usually tell us to look for the "normal" or "low" range.) What...