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What prevents your patients from getting the tests recommended to help manage diabetes?
They don't have a doctor directing their diabetes care.
 
They have a doctor, but he/she didn't recommend additional screenings.
 
They can't afford all the tests they need.
 
They don't have time to get all their screenings.
 
They don't have transportation to get to their screenings.
 
It's too overwhelming/they can't remember all the exams they need.
 
A combination of the above.
 
Other
 

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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...