In June I got my prescribed 10 test strips per day which equals 300/month. I'm a type 1 diabetic and I test my blood sugar 8-12 times per day because I'm active (I run marathons) and I drive a company car and do NOT want to go low and get in a car accident. So to protect my employer from liability I perform multiple blood sugar checks.
On July 19th I find out that I am now limited to 6 test strips per day! Because of the ACA!! My pharmacist and I are getting a medical pre authorization in process to get me my 10 strips per day but this does not bode well for type 1 diabetics. In order to get an insulin pump, which IS the standard of care for type 1 diabetics, you MUST demonstrate a commitment to your own diabetes care and one of the measures the doctors use is that you check your blood sugars 8-12 times per day to QUALIFY for the insulin pump.
Get the government OUT of my way. I will manage my diabetes with my doctor's and the diabetic communities help. I DO NOT NEED THE GOVERNMENTS HELP!!! My A1C's have been under 7 every time but ONE in the last 17 years since I was diagnosed!
Thank you for your time.