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Old 10-16-2011, 05:15   #11
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Great ideas!

I should have mentioned that since I am insulin-dependent, I have to test before I eat so I can determine how much Insulin to inject. And, I don't want to give up the bedtime testing b/c I wouldn't want to go to sleep with a very low BG and then not wake up.

I didn't realize you could just get this strips online via Amazon - I'm assuming with no script?

Jwags-- I live on a fixed income of $12,000/year, so there isn't much I can "cut" from my budget. Your out-of-pocket of $6,000 would wipe out 50% of my income. YIKES! Love the Amazon idea. I'll check into that.

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Originally Posted by MsTCB View Post
I didn't realize you could just get this strips online via Amazon - I'm assuming with no script?
Yup you can buy online or fromWalmart, etc without a script.

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Better than Amazon maybe is check on eBay. I've bought them there before before I gave up and went to Relion.


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I buy all my strips on eBay. So far I haven't had any problems with that and usually pay about 12 for 50.

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