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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 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...