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Hi, Howie52. Fortunately, I'm not overweight, though I'd like to convert a little flab back to muscle. But the truth is if I lost 50lbs, I'd be bordering double-digits. Fortunately, I am also currently taking fewer units than what DW is currently on, so I should be grateful on that front as well.

And in fact, my fasting blood sugars are not bad. It's just my A1C that was heading in the wrong direction. And yes, I know it can be controlled. I've had good periods of successful management and periods where things started getting out of control. That's the thing about this disease - just when you think you've got a handle on it, it throws you a curve ball.

Who notes the start of the year is always the worst before the deductible kicks in, but it could be worse, because when he was on the healthcare exchange plan a few years ago, he had to choose between prescription coverage and doctor coverage, because his state did not offer a plan that covered both...

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