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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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Have you ever experienced a diabetes emergency?
Yes, I've experienced diabetic ketoacidosis.
 
Yes. I've had severe lows.
 
Yes. I've experienced blackouts.
 
Yes, I've had a mix of the above.
 
No.
 

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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...