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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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If you were able to take a break from your "job" — diabetes management — what would you do with your free time?
I'd go barefoot on the beach and bury my appointment calendar in the sand.
 
I'd rip the word "carbohydrate" from the dictionary and burn it!
 
I'd skip exercise and eat ice cream on the couch while watching a Real Housewives marathon.
 
I'd take out an ad in the local paper that says "Do Not Disturb" and sleep all day.
 
I'd hide my testing supplies in a Las Vegas hotel demolition site and watch them get blown to pieces.
 
I don't know what I'd do! The possibilities are endless!
 
I love my diabetes "job" so much I'd take it on vacation with me!
 

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by Nicole Purcell
Isn't life all just a bit of give and take? We give things to get others, we take things to give ourselves things or to give others things (ala Robin Hood?). I think this is particularly true with diabetes. For example, at a wedding held later in the night, I might take a piece of cake to give myself either two hours of dancing OR maybe give myself a sleepless rest of the evening because of skyrocketing bloodsugar. I give myself a...