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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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How often do you use a new lancet?
With every finger stick.
 
Every few tests.
 
Once a day.
 
A few times a week.
 
Once a week or less frequently.
 
I'm still using the free lancet that came with my meter.
 

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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...