Diabetes True Confessions
They say confession is good for the soul. It's also a good way to show others they are not alone in their challenges. Talking about what ails you can also foster a sense of community.
We asked the dLife community: What self-sabotaging habits do you have that derail your diabetes management?
Boy, did you respond! And our dLife experts had something to say too that can help with those challenges so you can move forward!
Reviewed by Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFNC. 8/14
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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...