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Do you find it difficult to go grocery shopping for diabetes-friendly foods?
No. I buy whatever I want regardless of the impact on my blood sugar.
 
No. I know exactly what I want to buy every time I go to the store.
 
Yes. I have trouble remembering what foods are diabetes friendly.
 
Yes. It takes me a long time to read the nutrition facts and make my decisions.
 
Yes. It's difficult for me to find foods that fit into my diet and that my family will eat too.
 

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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...