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  1. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter September 1, 2012 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    Let’s not discourage anyone from testing. I think it’s marvelous she is paying such close attention to what’s going on, rather than what too many do: figure what they don’t know won’t hurt them.

    Also, thought it was too marvelous for words that your comment about extreme fingersticking was opposite the cartoon for the Diabetes Olympics 100 meters. hehehe

  2. Tim
    Tim September 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm | | Reply

    My take is, if you can afford it, that’s cool. (I am currently doing a study, where the research clinic is paying me to test and providing me with the same insulin I took before the study started [I'm a control]).

    I think my concern is that she’s over-obsessing on her BG when she’s only pre-diabetic. To put 7 tests a day in perspective, that is how often (7 times) the clinic wants me to test 3 times a week to make sure my insulin gets adjusted correctly. I would also imagine THAT level of testing for a full-blown diabetic would be the rewards (as Will so deftly pointed out) of a Congressman or Congresswoman for a job well done from a grateful nation – or the healthcare that THEY get, but won’t let US have.

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