Diabetes patients who have unstable health insurance may notbe getting the continuous care they need to manage their condition, accordingto a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicineand reported by iVillage.

People living with diabetes usually require four yearlyhealth checkups to manage their condition: a lipid test for high cholesterol, aflu vaccine, a blood sugar level test, and a urine test that can detect kidneydamage. But it seems that people with intermittent health insurance often failto take the tests.