Like "Hi Jesse. I am so sorry to hear of what is happening with your new diagnosis and now, loss of job. Anyway you can be re-classified as type 2? That said, I have had good luck with Roche, giving free strips, soft click pens, meters, diaries, test strips...1-800-858-8072. 24 hr customer service!! Also got a free one Touch Ultra Mini from LifeScan, but you have to calibrate strips when you open a new container. They also have 24 hr customer service 1-800-227-8862. I saw cheap test strips on the link for supplies on the left nav menu here in the community, so check that out too. I did a search on the web, but can't remember exactly, but it was something like free medications and got a list of places to call. Good luck and keep us up to date on how you are doing. Also check out www.dlife.com for ideas and coping help and another place like this for help. Hugs"