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Viewpoints Columnist Rachel Baumgartel has been thinking about the future in her latest column. Do you think you have planned sufficiently for your health in the future?
Yes, I have everything in place - will, living will, if I am disabled, etc.
 
I think I am covered but I need to check.
 
I have discussed it with certain people but nothing is written.
 
I'm still not sure what I need to do.
 
I haven't even thought about it yet.
 
I'm not concerned about it right now.
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...