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Making a Difference in Diabetes:
Ten Ways YOU Can Get Involved
in Diabetes Awareness Month


"Diabetes awareness" is a daily state of mind for the almost 24 million Americans living with the disease. But each November, the rest of the country takes notice as diabetes dominates news headlines during Diabetes Awareness Month. Want to do your part in spreading the word and improve your own diabetes health in the process? Read on for ten ways to make a difference in diabetes awareness this month.

 

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by Brenda Bell
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