So we all know that insurance companies can be stingy with the test-strip allotment.
We've all bitched and moaned and complained about it in the past and where likely to bitch and moan and complain about it in the future.
Seriously, how many of us PWDs (people with diabetes) have had heated discussions with our perspective insurance companies about how many test strips they will actually cover, verses how many test strips we actually use on a daily basis???
Personally, I test my blood sugar between 10 and 15 times a day and have the polka dot finger tips to prove it. But knowledge is power and I need all the diabetes knowledge I can get in order to live my best life.
So I'm asking you dearest diabetesalicous reader to share how many test strips on average you use, the type of diabetes you have and the amount of test strips your insurance will actually cover. And anything else you think is important.
Diabetes is not a cookie cutter disease and Your Diabetes May Vary.
Diabetes is never the same disease two days in a row and there are some days were we MUST test like crazy in order to keep our numbers in check!
Why am I doing this?
1. Blood sugar testing is so important to us and it's critical to a healthy future. And testing can be a costly and combative issue when it comes to durable medical equipment coverage.
2. I believe that insurance companies need to see test strip usage in black and white and from a variety of different sources - WHO ACTUALLY USE SAID TEST STRIPS. Not numbers cruncher who works for the insurance companies who doesn't know the diabetes facts while continuing to perpetuate diabetes myths.
3. If someone is trying to to test their blood sugars more often and is having a problem committing, maybe reading your comments will incourage them to test more often - And that would be wonderful!