Daily Archives: February 9, 2012

The audacity of test-strip pricing

These little buggers can set you back big-time

First, let me say that I use lots of test strips. Ten a day on average. On those days when my blood sugar is trending like a rollercoaster (or worse, a ski-lift), I test even more. Without them, I’d be driving on the road of life blindfolded – not knowing where I’m going or which way to turn.  If insulin is the carriage, the test strips are the horse – leading the way.

But I digress.

I’ve let myself run down to less than 25 test strips. Because of battles with my insurance company (which I won’t get into here), I’ve put off replenishing my stash. Suddenly, I found myself going store to store trying to score some One Touch Ultra strips at a price that wouldn’t make what’s left of my hair fall out. Read the rest of this entry