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dLife Viewpoints Columnist Kerri Sparling has a 4-legged CGMS helping her. Do you have an unconventional way to detect diabetes emergencies?
Yes, I too have a perceptive pet!
 
Yes. I have a friend/family member who is a human low detector.
 
Sort of, I am very in tune with my body and can spot a low quickly.
 
No. I have to rely on my meter/CGMs/other diabetes tools.
 

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by Lindsey Guerin
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...