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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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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...