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Old 11-13-2017, 06:08   #11
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I just want to make it clear that Medicare doesn't require you to see a doc 4 times a year, but only every 6 months if you want extra strips. Hopefully, all this documentation will end. The AMA sent a letter to Medicare last year to reduce the burden of prescribing and justifying to Medicare as well as not permitting mail order places to substitute generic test strips for branded ones which have less accuracy. That may be why you were kicked off for your particular strips. They can't milk it for profit any longer.

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itissteve,

I take your point about the difference in overhead between Amazon and brick-and-mortar stores. Nonetheless, there does seem to be a tremendous markup.

I have since successfully gotten strips from DR. The process was without trauma and much less troublesome than I anticipated. Whatever verification of testing frequency, Dr's visits, etc., has been gotten seamlessly and without complications I had with the mail order vendor. Will keep you posted.

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I use a Relion Meter and Strips from Walmart. I could never get enough strips to test more than once a day through my insurance. I realize they are not perfect, but for me, close enough. I understand that you need better than that if Type 1.

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CarolSue, do you have a good relation with your doctor and does she/he think that testing before and after meals is of any value. If yes, then, ask for a prescription to tests say 5 or 6 times a day for 3 months. If your insurance coverage does not make it financially viable, then continue with the Relion. My insurance company would pay for no strips until my doctor sent a prescription in. My PA is not as willing to test the limits as my GP was, but going from 10 strips a day to 5 a day is not such a big deal now. My cost after insurance is 25 dollars, whether it was for 450 or 900 strips every 3 months. Lots of testing early on does get one on track faster if you "Eat to your meter." My PA asked me if I was really testing that much, all I had to do was show her my finger tips. I told her that I could get by with less strips since I know what most of what I eat does and I mostly just spot check for meals and rotate which meal I do check. There are no guarantees that what is working today will work forever.

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My doctor would give me a script for whatever I want, but he's happy with my numbers and I'm happy using Relion. $18 for 100 strips.

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