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What are your patients most concerned about when it comes to going to school with diabetes?
Telling teachers and other students that they have diabetes.
 
Checking their blood glucose levels in public.
 
Having to give themselves insulin or take oral medications.
 
Experiencing a low blood sugar epsidose during class.
 
Eating healthy food during the day.
 
Watching their BG levels during exercise, such as gym class or recess.
 

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by Lindsey Guerin
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...