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The average American manages to throw out 4.5 pounds of solid waste (a.k.a. trash) every day. And while there are no hard statistics on how much garbage the average American with diabetes generates, we think it's safe to say that it's probably considerably more.

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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...