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  1. the poor diabetic
    the poor diabetic January 6, 2010 at 7:12 am | | Reply

    Great advice I particularly like the treat your diabetes like a small business idea it really brings everything into perspective for me.
    We are after all professional diabetics and treating diabetes as such brings a whole new level of commitment.

  2. xim1970
    xim1970 January 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm | | Reply

    Amy, I usually love your articles, and although this is an older article, I think these quotes from Dr. Jackson are just feeding the $1.00 per strip and “go see your doctor, even if you don’t need an A1C test” fanfest. We shouldn’t be raping diabetics for testing, a task that is already taxing on us personally and work-wise, and taxes our healthcare system…while I need those friggin’ test strips, I can’t believe that the pharmas can’t recoup that with the 13 billion AMERICANS alone…never mind A1C tests…not trying to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but who gets all the money while we struggle to survive, (PHARMA), and who gets most of the $$$ when we die (GOVERNMENT)…

    “Sometimes you might want an A1C more often than every 3 months.”, Umm, I live 80 miles from my primary endocrinologist…why would I want to travel to Portland, Maine from Rockland, Maine if I don’t have to…it would cost me more to do so than staying home.

    “focus on very specific things like lowering your A1C by checking more often so that you can react immediately to highs.”

  3. Doug
    Doug January 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm | | Reply

    Great reminder – Thanks !!

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