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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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What is your top 2009 goal for your patients?
Lower their A1Cs.
Help them start an exercise routine.
Work on logging blood sugars.
Get them to join support groups.
Make sure they have an eye exam.
Encourage more regular dental visits.
Help them eat more balanced meals.

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