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What is your biggest challenge with handling your diabetes during the summer time?
Staying hydrated
 
Eating right while spending more time out of the house
 
Getting to medical appointments
 
Sometimes I am distracted by my summer activities and forget to follow my diabetes management plan
 
Keeping my blood glucose meter, strips, and insulin in a cool, dry place
 
Exercising, indoors or outdoors
 
Other
 

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by Nicole Purcell
I met a mother recently whose daughter was just recently diagnosed. They've been on the diabetes wagon for about 3 weeks. Mom seems alright, maybe a little overwhelmed and certainly looking tired. I had a meeting with her, set up by a local friend who reads my blog and knows my diabetes story. She thought I could be helpful in assisting with the navigation of diabetes territory. We sat at a table a local coffee shop. I sipped a water while mom got a black coffee. ...