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What is the major concern your patients have in the summer?
Dehydration
 
Sunburn
 
Protecting medicines or supplies in the heat
 
Foot problems due to sandals or flip flops
 
Staying safe while traveling
 
Exercising in the heat
 
A combination of the above
 
Other
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...