When I got to the pharmacy the real fun started. I test anywhere from 4-12 times a day, a doctor will never tell a diabetic not to test so why not test whenever I feel off. My prescription was for 100 strips for my new machine, I was told by the pharmacist that the insurance would not cover them because I have a 200 strip limit. I was quickly very angry, I have the great ability to hide my anger however. It is not the pharmacys fault so why would I yell at them. Instead I get to share my anger on my blog.
I'm angry because for ten years I didn't fill one test strip prescription and the insurance, pharmacy, primary care doctor all didn't say a single thing about it. But now because I test so much I'm given a limit on how many test strips I can have? It doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever, how is this possible? It is things like this that drive me to get better care for diabetics. I know I'm lucky to even get test strips, I know how bad things could be. I don't know how to fix these problems but I promise that I am trying to get diabetics the attention that they deserve.