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What is the BIggest challenge of warm weather diabetes management?
Nothing - bring on the sun!
Avoiding bare feet and sandals.
Keeping diabetic supplies cool.
Eating right with all the picnics and BBQs.
Overexertion in the heat causing highs or lows.

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