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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 had a bad one last night. A scary low bloodsugar that reminded me just how tenuous diabetes makes my existence. I hate those. I hate the feeling that I'm anything less than a strong, capable woman. Diabetes, like a sledge hammer to the knees, has a way of hobbling the confidence I have in my health, strength and well-being. It is both frustrating and disheartening. It's 2:00 am and a good friend called from their third shift job because they needed someone. Just...