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Don't Be Shy!

When it comes to diabetes management, some questions are easier to ask than others. Talking about blood sugar numbers is one thing, but how do you ask your doctor about the potentially embarrassing topics, like sexual issues, rashes, and other medical unmentionables?

It's time to strip away the shame and deal with these diabetes curve balls as they come. Read on to find out more about those questions you always wanted to know the answer to, but were afraid to ask.

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Reviewed by Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N 06/13.


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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...