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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 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...