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Are the people around you prepared to handle a diabetes emergency?
Yes, everyone around me knows what to do.
 
Yes, my family knows, but my co-workers and other people I spend time with outside the home don't.
 
Yes, my co-workers and other people I spend time with know what to do, but my family doesn't.
 
No, no one around me knows what to do.
 

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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...