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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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What about diabetes frustrates you the most?
Not being able to eat what I want.
 
Trying to maintain steady numbers while exercising.
 
Not knowing why my BG is high when I wake up.
 
Figuring out carbohydrate ratios.
 
Trying to fine-tune my medication doses.
 
Not having a doctor who really listens.
 
Having to deal with it every day.
 
Misconceptions from the public.
 
The cost of my supplies.
 
Other
 

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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...