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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 Nicole Purcell
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...