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How do you celebrate your diabetes anniversary?
I allow myself a special, edible treat.
 
I mark the occasion with a personal, non-edible gift.
 
I give to others in my favorite way.
 
I do something else to acknowledge the day.
 
I mark the day on my calendar but that's about it.
 
I try to educate people about diabetes.
 
I don't. It's just another day.
 

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by Carey Potash
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