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Hurricane season runs from June through November. If there were a weather emergency, do you feel you'd be prepared to manage your diabetes?
Yes, I am ready for anything, any time!
 
I'm prepared for most disasters, but my diabetes would be tricky.
 
I'm prepared for a diabetes emergency, but a disaster would be tricky.
 
I've thought about it, but I'm not ready for emergencies at all.
 
No! I need to get on it!
 
I'd rather not think about such things.
 

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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...