Ask an Expert FAQs — Your Diabetes Questions Answered
Diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Age, gender, other health issues – these and many other things can affect how diabetes manifests itself in your body. These variances can prompt endless questions throughout a lifetime of diabetes management. But there is one thing you can be sure of – you are not alone. There is always someone else who has the same questions.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, experienced, or are helping to care for someone who has diabetes, these frequently asked questions are your starting place to finding out what you want to know about diabetes and how to effectively manage it. But remember, your primary care physician is the best person to answer your specific questions about your specific situation.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...