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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 Carey Potash
Some people have trained diabetes alert dogs that bark and lick their face in the middle of the night when their child is experiencing dangerously high or low blood sugars. I don't have a dog to wake me up. When I sleep past the alarm and forget to test my son's blood sugar, I turn to my go-to guy - a hallucinatory stone-faced murderer. Completely zonked hours after I wanted to wake up and check Charlie, I found myself walking along the...