Jacqueline M. Duda Bio

Jacqueline M. Duda is a freelance health writer in the Washington, D.C. area. She specializes in writing about diabetes, autoimmune disease, cancer, mental health, and many other health topics. In addition to dLife, some of her recent articles appear in Woman’s Day, Costco Connection, and The New Physician, as well as the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Lindsey Guerin
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...