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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 Lindsey Guerin
Lows are really nothing new to me. In the past (almost) 22 years, I've experienced every variety of low blood sugar. Two seizures, multiple black outs, the "I'm fine" at 32, the nauseating 85, and everything in between. That certainly doesn't mean that I'm used to them or that each low doesn't feel like a new and treacherous journey. They still scare me. They still annoy me. And they still overrun my life at times. Since I've hit the gym and the calorie counting on an aggressive...