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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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If you could take a vacation from your diabetes what would you do?
Eat carbs/desserts with abandon.
 
Ditch the usual exercise for risky sports.
 
Wear the fun fashions I typically avoid.
 
Walk barefoot on the beach or anywhere!
 
Sleep as long as I wanted without worrying about a low.
 
Go to Disney World - without any meters, meds, or worries.
 
I have something else in mind.
 
Some or all of the above.
 

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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...