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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
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...