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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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Viewpoints Columnist Rachel Baumgartel has been thinking about the future in her latest column. Do you think you have planned sufficiently for your health in the future?
Yes, I have everything in place - will, living will, if I am disabled, etc.
 
I think I am covered but I need to check.
 
I have discussed it with certain people but nothing is written.
 
I'm still not sure what I need to do.
 
I haven't even thought about it yet.
 
I'm not concerned about it right now.
 

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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...