I am a Type 1 diabetic of 57 years with no complications as yet. I am now on Medicare, and of course, they don't want to pay for anymore than 4 strips a day. I have been testing 6-7 times a day and 2-3 times at night. I live by myself and can't feel a reaction coming on. I now have a sensor which has been a big help. You would think Medicare would pay for more strips as in the long run it would probably save them money. I read where some of you get strips from Ebay or Amazon. Do you trust that the strips are good! I guess I am going to have to pay for any I use above the 4 times a day. My Endocrinologist wrote a script for 8-10 x daily and I had to fill forms out but was told that wasn't going to be enough to satisfy Medicare anymore. It's hard when mainly your're living on Social Security.