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What do you hate THE MOST about diabetes?
Having to watch everything I eat.
 
Testing my blood sugar.
 
Taking insulin, injectables, and/or pills.
 
Hypoglycemia.
 
Unexplained blood sugar highs.
 
Long-term complications.
 
The emotional toll.
 
Other.
 
None of the above.
 

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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...