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How do you celebrate your diabetes anniversary?
I allow myself a special, edible treat.
 
I mark the occasion with a personal, non-edible gift.
 
I give to others in my favorite way.
 
I do something else to acknowledge the day.
 
I mark the day on my calendar but that's about it.
 
I try to educate people about diabetes.
 
I don't. It's just another day.
 

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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...