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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
Under New Jersey's sanitation laws, syringe needles (sharps) need to be treated as hazardous biological waste. Lancets, like the straight pins and needles we use for garment sewing, do not. Still, the potential for secondary damage (to bathroom attendants, cleaning personnel, and sanitation workers) from these small sharps is non-neglible. While there's no "prick-safe" method of disposing of the needles I break sewing an average costume, standard lancets...