"Managing diabetes is like a three-way balancing act: The medications you take (insulin or pills), the food you eat, and the amount of exercise you get all need to be in sync. "
"Having diabetes is like being in charge of a many-armed octopus. There isn't just one way of coping with the disease because it's managed on a lot of different levels. At first, it might seem like an overwhelming amount of information is thrown at you."
"It is something that is with you day in and day out, and you have to deal with it, get along with it, manage it, and accept the goods and bads of that disease relationship, if you will."
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"Type 1 diabetes is like an uninvited house guest that no matter how hard you try to ignore will just not go away. It comes in and changes the whole atmosphere. It changes how and when you eat. It changes how and when you sleep. It doesn't leave and give you some space to just enjoy birthdays or holidays. Nope. It's always there. Always lurking. Always, always, always demanding attention."
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