Good thoughtful article

By onafixedincome Latest Reply 2017-02-05 21:35:08 -0600
Started 2017-02-05 11:42:06 -0600

I found it informative and interesting, so passing it on.

1 in 3 diabetic or pre-diabetic is SCARY.

5 replies

GabbyPA 2017-02-05 13:56:50 -0600 Report

At least type 2's can work to eliminate some of the costs, where a type 1, until there is an actual cure, is kind of stuck. Life giving medicines are different from maintenance medicines and I wish it would be approached that way on the pay scale of supplies. Sadly, it's a supply and demand issue and the ones who get hurt are the patients.

haoleboy 2017-02-05 12:11:00 -0600 Report

hey, from my local paper
guess I'm very lucky in that my out of pocket expense is about $20 a year … this year it should be zero as I don't plan on buying "extra test strips
I do believe the expense for a lot of type 2's could be lowered if the medical establishment emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes (yeah, like that will happen)

❤ eat as if your life depends on it

onafixedincome 2017-02-05 12:53:23 -0600 Report

Well, there are those who just can't do what's required due to other physical issues, but they should be few. :) **ducks for cover** I'm one of them, kinda—getting insurance has made all the difference in becoming functional and able to move again, so that's a major plus. For that matter, insurance made it possible to address the diabetes in the first place…now I just have to figure out how I can get the serious lard off (gained 40 lbs after starting insulin) without killing myself…

Think about your motto every dang day, Steve, and it helps. :) Thank you!

haoleboy 2017-02-05 13:22:20 -0600 Report

yeah … mobility can certainly help. some days I have it but most days not. certainly my biggest frustration on my (not too short) list.
being as healthy as you can be is its own reward. even if it doesn't help get your diabetes control exactly where you want there are so many other reasons to exercise, eat low carb, cut out processed/junk foods, get to and stay at your ideal weight … I always say that it is not the diabetes that kills us, it is the stroke, heart attack, kidney failure … and on and on.
glad I've done something to help. kinda makes what I've been through worthwhile (kinda)

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