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If you are a diabetes caregiver, how involved are you in the care of your loved one?
I am 100% involved in the daily management of this disease.
 
My loved one is managing it but I play an integral part.
 
I help in some ways but the main job belongs to my loved one.
 
I am only needed in emergencies.
 
I'm not a part at all, but I want to be!
 

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by Nicole Purcell
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...