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This Diabetes Awareness Month, I declare...
I will make changes in my diet.
 
I will improve my exercise habits.
 
I will test, not guess!
 
I will make doctors' appointment AND keep them!
 
I will get the help I need in any area of struggle.
 
I will join a support group.
 
I will learn more about my type of diabetes and how to handle it.
 
I will learn/improve my A1C.
 
I will do a combination of some or all of these.
 
Other! I may just go to the declare. Share. Move Forward. Community Group and talk about it.
 

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