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How much does diabetes affect your emotions?
A lot - I think about diabetes all the time.
 
Enough - but I feel emotionally healthy.
 
A little - when it gets tough I feel emotional.
 
Not much - diabetes doesn't affect my emotions.
 
Not sure - it depends on the day.
 

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