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Re: [IP] number of blood sugar tests each day?



email @ redacted wrote:
> 
> I am on the pump since July 8th.  We are slowly getting my basal, boluses,
> carb ratio and targets together.  I am not at a point where I can fast but it
> is much better than the first week.  My concern is the number of test strips
> I use each day.  It is usually around 10.  My mail order prescription calls
> for 6 a day.  Will the number of BS tests needed drop once I get stable on
> the pump?  How many times do most people test their BS each day?
> 
> Kathie
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I test 8 to 10 times per day, and have for 8 years (been pumping for
4-1/2).  I think I need to know where I'm at and take action to correct
ASAP.  Thats my personal feeling, to each his own.  I'm looking forward
to ANY non invasive meter.
Gary
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