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Do You Have Summer Safety Savvy?

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As of Memorial Day weekend, we Americans welcome summertime by donning shorts, digging out swim suits, cleaning off coolers and porch umbrellas, and filling up the grill's propane tank. It's the time of year we kick back a little, soak in the sun, take a trip somewhere beachy, and focus on fun.

Don't let poor diabetes management spoil that fun. Take the dLife "Do You Have Summer Safety Savvy?" quiz to make sure you're good to go.

Note: The information provided in this quiz is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. Please read our disclaimer.

Reviewed by Joy Pape, MSN, RN, FNP, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, FAADE 08/14.

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by Nicole Purcell
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