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When you go to a social gathering, do you inform your host about your dietary restrictions?
Always, so they can prepare something diabetes-friendly for me.
 
Always, so that I can offer to bring a diabetes-friendly dish.
 
Sometimes, depending on my relationship with the host.
 
Never. I don't feel comfortable making my diabetes a concern for others.
 
Never, but I still bring a dish I can eat/share
 
I don't consider myself as having dietary restrictions. I make the most of what is offered.
 

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by Brenda Bell
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