That test strips on average cost $1 each? Earlier today I did not apply enough blood to the strip and my meter gave me an error message. I cringed thinking of the money wasted. I also find myself thinking I know where my blood glucose level is so I do not have to test and try to save money.
You are thinking…"what is she thinking?" "why would you do that?" "you always need to know your levels!"
And you are correct. But lack of health insurance and programs I do not qualify for have put the damper on my daily management. I have had to rethink everything I do, everyday. I am more aware of things than I ever was. What else am I to do?
Not enough money to afford health insurance, medical help (visits, lab tests, discussions) and lack of resources in the area…what else can I do except take almost 24 years of experience and try to keep going on my own.
Anyone else in this situation? Or have you been? Where have you sought help? How did you cope with the constant frustrations?
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