Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Ten strips a day

Ten strips a day. Those are my directions: “Test 10 times a day as directed”.

I shouldn’t complain.  Ten strips a day isn’t really bad.  Some people have insurance plans that cover a lot less.  Some don’t even have insurance (that should all change in the United States in a couple of years!).  And as we all know, strips are too expensive!

But everyone who has a prescription has a prescribed “per-day” amount.  And, in most cases, that is a perfect amount for a perfect day.  Maybe the doctor says to test before meals, before bed, and before exercise.  Five a day.  Or maybe the prescribed order also states to test before driving, two hours after meals, upon waking up, and once overnight.

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