Nicole Johnson's Columns
Summertime Fun with Diabetes
Diabetes changes the rules of the game, but you can still play.
A Call for Creativity!
Diabetes products in need of new life, new looks.
Take Charge of Diabetes
Small changes, personal responsibility can lead to better control.
For Former Miss America, Diabetes Cause Still Priority
Title opened doors of opportunity to fight for the cure.
My Diabetes Christmas List
Nicole makes her diabetes Christmas list.
Nicole’s Thanks Giving
Diabetes challenges aside, there is much to be grateful for.
What If My Child Has Type 1
Search for answer reveals wonderland of research and hope.
Maternal love and care help ease the sting of diabetes.
Diabetes and Pregnancy
Preparation helps keep the magic in the miracle of life.
Raking In The Effects of Gardening
Yard work can be a more enjoyable form of exercise.
What to Eat? My Take on “The Beach”
Nicole Johnson reviews the popular South Beach Diet.
System too often undervalues role of CDE.
What to Do About the Holidays
Diabetes doesn’t have to take the life out of the party.
Taking Diabetes to School
Know your child’s rights for a safe and healthy school year.
Exercise and Diabetes
There's no time like the present to start an exercise regimen.
Spring's the time to sharpen your diabetes skills.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...