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For most of her childhood and early adult life, Chrystal O’Malley feared the night.
O’Malley, now 34, was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, Even controlling the disease with insulin, nighttime often comes with unexpected blood sugar drops that, if left unattended, can be fatal.
That’s the uncertain life of someone with diabetes. Slight changes in activity, stress or eating too much of one thing or too little of another can cause blood sugars to drop to dangerously low levels or soar to physically destructive highs.