i use about 1200 strips per month
sorry per 90 days
I test 8-10 times on a regular basis there are times I test more when needed. I am lucky if you would call it that there are 4 diabetics in the house and some of them do not test as they should but they are T2 so I have access to more strips when needed. I do now prefer my little usb contur meter. If anyone uses the Breze 2 I have about 1000 strips and 2 meters up for grabs.
yup...i'm a pin cussion...:)
In March I used 474 strips
i started testing on my own so many times in order to prevent lows...& highs.the doc i had at the time did not even want me to test.that was in 1985.i started 2 day then 4 then more now up to 14
HOW ABOUT WHEN WE TRAVEL OVERSEAS & NEED TO TAKE DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES WE NEED.I WENT TO ISRAEL 6 TIMES & ALWAYS TOOK TWICE AS MUCH AS I NEEDED.I WAS NOT ON THE PUMP AT THE TIME.
I am new at this, I am using about 120 a month. My Endo just increased my testing to 8 times a day last week, so I will be up to 240 I guess.
Eventually you will probably get to around 4-5/day, after you figure everything out.
I don't think that should be a goal. I think I posted this somewhere in the "backfilled" part of the thread but I think that it bears reiterating here as I think that this 12-14 is a more reasonable range for most people. That allows coverage and the flexibility to incorporate a varied diet (although I'm sort of dull during the week as I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch most of the time...) and also offers coverage for getting around, which is our responsibility. And that's with a CGM.
In the spring of 2009, I was getting ready for my black belt test and ran up to 17/ day as I'd go to work, go run 2-3 miles and lift for 20-30 minutes @ lunch and then go to Tae Kwon Do classes for 1-2 hours 6 days/ week. And maybe a 20-30 mile bike ride on my "day off" on Saturday, to relax? I didn't have a CGM then but was working out a lot and being pushed by "the boss" to perform at a high level all the time. 4-5 strips isn't enough.