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The Cost of Testing

The New York Times ran an article last week on the high cost of diabetes—not for society, but for the individual. Protecting Yourself From the Cost of Type 2 Diabetes [ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/13/health/13patient.html ] By WALECIA KONRAD Published: November 12, 2010 Diabetes patients spend $6,000 on average a year on care, one reason only 25 percent of diabetics get the treatment they need. Oh wow. A useful article about the financial burden of diabetes. Then I read further… The article asks what steps can patients take to reduce the cost of diabetes?

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