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What should I keep in mind when buying diabetes supplies?

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As you select a blood glucose meter, test strips, and other insulin supplies such as insulin syringes, keep in mind that there is no cure for diabetes. You will need to have diabetes supplies every day, whether you are in town, away for the weekend, or traveling globally. You will have to make management of diabetes part of your daily lifestyle to stay well and avoid life-threatening diabetes complications.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Glucose Meters and Diabetes Management."

American Diabetes Association: "Insulin Storage and Syringe Safety Information."

The Hormone Foundation: "Diabetes Lifestyle and Prevention."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: "Glucose Meters and Diabetes Management."

American Diabetes Association: "Insulin Storage and Syringe Safety Information."

The Hormone Foundation: "Diabetes Lifestyle and Prevention."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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