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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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When you were first diagnosed, what was the hardest thing to learn about diabetes management?
How to take my meds/insulin.
 
How and when to test my blood sugar.
 
How to eat right.
 
What makes my blood sugar go up and down.
 
How to exercise safely and effectively.
 
Other.
 

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by Lindsey Guerin
Because I wear my Dexcom on my arm, I’ve slowly adjusted to the fact that people will ask me about it. Sometimes it’s the rude and inquisitive “What’s that?” and sometimes it’s somewhat sincere curiosity “Is that a (insert random type of medical device that they assume)?” Sometimes it bothers me more than others depending on how they ask and how they respond once I’ve told them what it is. I have limits to how much myth-busting I want to do in everyday conversation and how much rudeness I can...