You heard me. 300 aint shit.
Thats how many strips we get a month despite Js endo letting Medicaid know he checks 10 to 15x a day. They dont care thats their limit.
We never check less than 10x a day. Period. We dont have a cgm and therefore we must act as such. Thats how I feel.
Im not saying this how everyone should feel to each his own. But we do. We check every nightwhile he sleeps minimally 3x. And all day every 3hrs minimally.
Now when hes low we have to recheck every 15 minutes till in range right? Sooo what if that takes 2 hrs?!
Highs? Bad sites? Occlusions? Error messages? Forgot to wash hands?
Dont get me wrong I am beyond grateful to finally have coverage after 2 yrs of paying cash for everything. I know there are others who have No strips NO insulin no nothing. I cant even begin to imagine. My heart aches for them.
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My point is tonight as I notice that I filled Js strips RX Friday and am already down to 240, that NO ONE should be able to dicate how many times we test or change sites or how many iv preps we use.
It makes me sick.
Im out of work. My husband is out of work. Both laid off. And Las Vegas has THE highest unemployment rate. Theres no work or they wanna pay minimum wage! After gas and taxes...well you get it. We worry all the time when we see our strips coming to an end before our refill can be called in.
IM GRATEFUL TO HAVE THE INSURANCE LIKE I SAID BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN I CANT BE PISSED TOO.