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Diabetes Diagnosis Is Like Grief – A Personal story by Victoria Frances Burns

By Victoria Frances Burns I recently completed a three-day diabetes skills training that I was not so subtly encouraged to attend by my endocrinologist. It’s my second time around. My most recent hemoglobin A1Cs provided the evidence that my self-care management needed a serious tune up. As a post-doctoral research fellow, I had a busy year travelling to and from several academic conferences and interviewing for a tenure-track position. Adjusting to new time zones, eating different foods, and changing routines is challenging for anyone—especially for a person newly diagnosed with…

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