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Average blood tests per day?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by dollydaydream2014, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. susieg

    susieg Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I test at least 5 times a day, many days more than that, I get 100 (2 pots) each time I want, i've never been refused. usually every 3 weeks
     
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    Adele99 · Well-Known Member

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    To reduce costs our Health Board contacted all the Type 1 diabetics and asked if they'd be happy to change to a Braun Omnitest testing machine.As the strips were £9 for 50. My normal strips it seemd were £15 per 50. We weren't forced to change just encouraged. With a min use of 150 strips per month was a £216 saving on me alone per year, so imagine it saved quite a bit for the Health Board and made sense.
     
  3. dollydaydream2014

    dollydaydream2014 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do appreciate the need to keep costs down and I admit I have no idea how much my strips ( freestyle lite) cost but my surgery cut my prescription in half with no explanation and with no option of discussing trying to reduce testing. I've also had my diabetic nurse telling me not to agree to change my meter to a cheaper one as it calculates carbs.


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