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Do you try to include family members of patients in diabetes education classes?
Yes, I encourage patients to bring a family member(s) to one class.
 
Yes, I encourage patients to bring a family member(s) to every class.
 
No, I don't feel it's important for family members to be there.
 
It depends on the patient.
 

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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...