I know that we have talked about this before, but, now I am angry. I just got a call from my doc's office that I need to bring in my log book of my daily numbers to be copied and sent to Medicaid to substantiate my needing to test 3 - 4 times a day. I do that, because that's how I was taught to control my numbers, one FB in the am, one after exercising, and one after my largest meal and before bedtime. AND then again if I have a low or a high episode, for two hours after that to be sure I'm getting in the right directions. Yes, that's a lot of testing, but I think that if you aren't knowing what your numbers are during the day, how do you know how to treat yourself? I realize that's a lot of strips and yes they cost money. But again, how can you be in control, and not test? SD passed a mandate about 10 years ago, that diabetes was going to be treated in SD. We had a governor who was diabetic; diagnosed when he was gov.; thus our emphasis on diabetes. But since he is out of office, our support has been dwindling down to nothing..both financially and educationally from the state healthy department.
Thanks for letting me blow off the steam, now to get working to change this little (NOT) problem.