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If a diabetes emergency occurs when you are alone, do you have a plan of action ready?
Yes, and I know it works because I've had to use it.
 
Yes, but so far I haven't had to use it.
 
No, but I'm working on it!
 
No. I'm not sure what to do.
 
I haven't thought about it.
 

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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...