Well done on catching it so early, that is a good start. Obviously sorry that you have ever received this diagnosis but at least you know what you are dealing with and can start to learn ways to manage the condition. That is a bummer that your test strips are not covered, but great that you've found a means to access them anyway. Best of luck and you can certainly get plenty of helpful information from this forum. I have diabetes 30 years and I have learned a lot from this site since joining a couple of months ago, lol, I used to think I already knew everything about diabetes but I was definitely wrong on that score!