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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 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...