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How are you spring cleaning YOUR diabetes?
I will be doing some new/different exercises to changes things up.
 
I am going to learn how to better manage at least one aspect of my diabetes.
 
I am going to make better food choices.
 
I am going to finally see a CDE/RD.
 
I am going to get the checkups I have been putting off.
 
I am going to drop a bad habit!
 
I am going to do a mix of these things.
 
I'm not doing a darn thing, thank you very much!
 

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