Ok. I re-read the booklet and there are no codes to put in. I thought I was missing something here. We do have insurance but at about $40 for 100 test strips, I think that's still expensive. I suppose that's why I use one lancet for a whole week, just so I'm not a slave to these supplies. I use alcohol to clean the lancet in between uses and even after one week, it's still very sharp.
Thanks for the information.
Post Edited (lanieg) : 6/7/2007 3:28:43 PM (GMT-6)
I agree about the pharmaceutical companies. The insurance companies are not much help either! They have made premiums so expensive that many employers are dropping the health insurance benefit. That happened to me last fall, and I have been on Cobra since then at $368 a month (just for me). I have to keep it with all my health issues and meds, but I just found out I'm losing my job at the end of the month (my project is ending). I've worked there 13 years.... I don't know how I'm going to afford any of this! Thankfully my doc gives me samples whenever she has them, but that won't help with test strips... I think I'll have to test a LOT less often. I'm hoping that watching my diet carefully will keep my readings low.
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 6/9/2007 12:59:15 PM (GMT-6)
That is exactly why I am worried! I have no idea what my sugar readings REALLY were for the first 2 months of using the meter because I didn't put the code in. The only ones I know are right are the readings since June 7 when I wrote this post! At least my readings have been similar to earlier ones, but I won't get over my nervousness about this mistake until I get my second A1c blood test... I'm not sure when they are going to do that. Well, hopefully, I'm okay....