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What are your patients most concerned about when it comes to going to school with diabetes?
Telling teachers and other students that they have diabetes.
 
Checking their blood glucose levels in public.
 
Having to give themselves insulin or take oral medications.
 
Experiencing a low blood sugar epsidose during class.
 
Eating healthy food during the day.
 
Watching their BG levels during exercise, such as gym class or recess.
 

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