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Is the current economic situation affecting your diabetes care?
Yes. One or more in my home are now unemployed and uninsured.
 
Yes. We are working but diabetes care costs have risen.
 
Yes. We are working but have no insurance.
 
Not really. I am pinching pennies but it's all good.
 
No. Things are the same.
 
No. It has actually gotten easier for me lately.
 
Not yet, but I am concerned.
 

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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...