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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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Cold and flu season is here. Does your diabetes go out of control when you get sick?
Yes, but I manage with a sick day plan.
 
Yes, but I just crawl into bed until things improve.
 
No, I have everything under control.
 
I never get sick.
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...