I am about to lose my health insurance. I test/check 10X/day. Can you refer me to a place I can get test strips at a reasonable cost? And do you think 10X is many times? I wear a pump and sometimes, if things are rough, I need to check more than 10X.
I’m sorry to hear that you are losing your health insurance. As you know, test strips can be very expensive. Wal-Mart and Target each offer less expensive options. I have heard from patients that test strips can also be found at lower prices on Amazon.com. You may be able to get samples of the strips from your healthcare provider. Testing 10 times per day is a lot, but not unreasonable for someone on an insulin pump. If you test before and after each meal, at bedtime, and before driving, it’s not hard to get to that number.