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Are the people around you prepared to handle a diabetes emergency?
Yes, everyone around me knows what to do.
 
Yes, my family knows, but my co-workers and other people I spend time with outside the home don't.
 
Yes, my co-workers and other people I spend time with know what to do, but my family doesn't.
 
No, no one around me knows what to do.
 

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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...