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There are many variables to managing your blood glucose, some of which are often beyond your control. Lowering your A1C does not have to be one of those uncontrollable variables. Here are some tips to help you get your numbers into a better range.

Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 01/14


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by Carey Potash
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