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Frequent blood sugar testing is a key part of good control. What do you consider the biggest barrier to more frequent testing?
The expense of test strips.
 
The discomfort of lancet sticks.
 
The inconvenience.
 
Embarrassed or self-conscious of testing in public.
 
Other.
 
Nothing - I test all the time.
 

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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...