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What is the hardest aspect of diabetes management for your newly diagnosed patients to learn about?
How to take meds and/or insulin
 
How and when to test their blood sugar
 
How to eat right
 
What causes their blood sugar to fluctuate
 
How to exercise safely and effectively
 
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by Lindsey Guerin
Because I wear my Dexcom on my arm, I’ve slowly adjusted to the fact that people will ask me about it. Sometimes it’s the rude and inquisitive “What’s that?” and sometimes it’s somewhat sincere curiosity “Is that a (insert random type of medical device that they assume)?” Sometimes it bothers me more than others depending on how they ask and how they respond once I’ve told them what it is. I have limits to how much myth-busting I want to do in everyday conversation and how much rudeness I can...