Every now and then I am reminded of the difficulties that come with diabetes.  Most of my patients, that have been diagnosed with diabetes, get up every morning and take on their day with the additional difficulties that diabetes provides.  Whether it be finger sticks, feeling poorly or simply the frustrations of a modified diet my patients handle the burden placed on them by diabetes with grace and vigor.  I am fortunate to get to know them better and hopefully I make their lives a bit better.  That is the great part of what I do and I want to thank my diabetic patients who manage their diabetes well.  I plan on creating a series of blogs with tips concerning diabetes, some of which come from my patients.  I hope you enjoy them.