Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

June 10, 2014 7:06 PM

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I just returned from Findlay, Ohio where I addressed 25 people with Type 2 diabetes. Most of them use insulin and most rely on Medicaid for their insurance.

Yet Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of enough test strips for them to use insulin responsibly — so their blood sugar and their health suffer. It’s harder for them to control their weight, and two had already had a heart attack.

Also read: Louise Cooley, wife of famed heart surgeon, dead at 92

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