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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
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