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Have you taken any steps forward this Diabetes Awareness Month?
Yes! Too many to name.
Yes, mostly related to diet.
Yes, mostly related to exercise.
Yes, mostly related to testing.
Yes, mostly related to getting support.
Yes, mostly related to medical appointments.
No. I was already happy with my management plan.
No. I'm not ready.

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by Brenda Bell
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