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Take 5 to Stay in Control During Lax Season

For most people, the holidays are the season of lax. (No, we don't mean lacrosse.) 'Tis the season when good habits go bad and bad habits go nuts. So how do you celebrate and manage your diabetes when you're constantly surrounded by holiday temptations? You take five and stay in control!

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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN (06/12)


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by Nicole Purcell
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