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What diabetes habit goes by the wayside during the holidays?
The holidays? I'm off track most of the year!
 
I don't change my habits because of the holidays.
 
Some other habit(s) goes astray.
 
I get too busy to test regularly.
 
I drink more alcohol than usual.
 
I don't exercise as much.I don't watch what I eat as closely.
 
I don't watch what I eat as closely.
 

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