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Ok, I admit it. I'm a diabetic noob. Am I also in denial that I have yet to resign myself to sticking myself regularly for testing? Hell, I hate it when others stick me! Must I now do it myself??!!

type 2 diabetes
Manassas, VA
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type 2 diabetes
Lansing, MI
Wow he told you wait. Some Drs don't require it. Usually if you're on pills, dr usually wants u to test 2x a day. On insulin it's more

type 2 diabetes
Washington, DC
Right now on 500mg Metaforin 2x daily.

type 2 diabetes
Lansing, MI
O ok. If & when dr does - like I said it'll be 2x a day. When u get up and right before bed. I'd wait n see what dr says. Otherwise you'd have to pay out of pocket.

type 2 diabetes
Lansing, MI
Prices vary on strips & lancets, depends on what type of meter you've got.

type 2 diabetes
Washington, DC
I'll still be paying for supplies out of pocket. My insurance deductible is more than supplies. :S

type 2 diabetes
Washington, DC
I'll get a free meter and lance device with (I think) 10 lancets and strips. After that it's up to me.

type 2 diabetes
Lansing, MI
Yes lance device usually comes with it.

type 1 diabetes
Atascocita, TX
I always have the setting on the lowest and it doesn't hurt.

type 2 diabetes
Washington, DC
That's what I'm hoping once my doc says to test.

type 1 diabetes
Mendoza, ARG
there is no prescription on test trips ! unless you are trying to get it cover my your insurance. go to wallmart and get them or buy them on ebay, amazon.

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