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What prevents you from getting the tests recommended to help manage your diabetes?
I don't have a doctor directing my diabetes care.
 
I have a doctor, but he/she didn't recommend additional screenings.
 
I can't afford all the tests I need.
 
I don't have time to get all my screenings.
 
I don't have transportation to get to my screenings.
 
Too overwhelming/ can't remember all the exams I need.
 
I don't know which tests I need to take.
 
I don't see a need for some tests.
 
I am on top of all the tests my doctor recommends.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
I met a mother recently whose daughter was just recently diagnosed. They've been on the diabetes wagon for about 3 weeks. Mom seems alright, maybe a little overwhelmed and certainly looking tired. I had a meeting with her, set up by a local friend who reads my blog and knows my diabetes story. She thought I could be helpful in assisting with the navigation of diabetes territory. We sat at a table a local coffee shop. I sipped a water while mom got a black coffee. ...