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Does your health insurance meet your diabetes needs?
Yes, my health insurance covers all of my diabetes needs.
 
My health insurance covers most of my needs, but I still have to cover a few things out of pocket.
 
My health insurance covers some of my diabetes treatment needs, but I have to pay for a substantial portion out of pocket.
 
I am on Medicare and/or Medicaid.
 
I don't have health insurance.
 

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by Brenda Bell
Like many of us with non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, my biggest diabetes expense is test strips. In theory, test strips are covered by my insurance — but not nearly enough of them, and not for a device small enough to fit in my pocket. This means that if I want to have the option of testing when I want, where I want — or in more doctor- and road-safety-compliant terms, when and where I need to test (there has to be some proportion of...