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7 Odd Things Type 1 Diabetics Deal With During Spring Break

Other people don't even have to consider these things.

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During the sacred week known as Spring Break, most people are worrying about catching up on homework, figuring out where the next party's at, or seeing how many shows they can finish on Netflix. Diabetics are always concerned about more than most (counting carbs is a pain) but here's a list of things we have to consider specifically during our break.

1. Where to place that injection site and CGM so it won't leave a funky tan

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I don't know about you, but there's still a blinding white circle on my abdomen from last summer.

2. Where to put your insulin pump in that gorgeous two-piece

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When you're just sitting by the poolside, where is that precious device suppose to go? Bikinis don't have pockets!

3. Wondering if your set will stay put should you decide to go swimming

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Sometimes these things will stay attached longer than a clingy ex, but sometimes they give up quicker than a one night stand. Will it stay on if you go for a dip in the water?

4. Explaining/hiding/ignoring the lipohypertrophy on your abdomen

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Yes, infusion sites can leave this braille-like scarring. Please act as though it's not there, thank you.

5. The struggle of cute outfits with no where to hide your pump

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C'mon, even our phones hardly (if at all) fit in the pockets they give us girls. And clipping the device to your belt sometimes ruins the look. It's a struggle.

6. Having to be careful about sugary alcohol

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For most people that's a diet choice, but for diabetics, it means kissing your 6.9 A1C goodbye.

7. Contemplating for the millionth time giving up on the entire mess

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We could just eat some cake and end it.

Even though many of us have to deal with these minor annoyances, don't let it ruin your precious break! Diabetics deserve a relaxed week once in a while too.

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