Hey everyone! My thread probably is no surprise to anyone who has diabetes, but testing and treating diabetes is very expensive. I get a 3-month supply of my medications at a time. I have a set insurance copay but my pharmacy always shows on the receipt how much my insurance saves me. If I had to pay for my medications and supplies out of pocket, I wouldn't make it. My insulin alone for 3 months retails for $1700. I am not sure what my true out of pocket expense is per year, but it is up there. How do you survive? I do buy some extra supplies that my insurance doesn't pay for, but I shop for the lowest price on everything. And then, diabetics usually buy some special food as well. If you don't have diabetes-then you have no idea of the expenses.