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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #216

> From: Katherine Esposito <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Testing and strips
> My doctor upped my prescription to 150 strips a month, and insurance
> blinked a little. But the truth is, I can't test much less than seven
> times a day.  What do others do? I see my PA on the 22nd  and I am debating whether to ask
> for 210 a month.
> Kathy

By all means, ask!!  I test 8-12 times per day.  My CDE/endo wrote the prescription for 300
strips/month when I started using the pump.  I have used 2 different insurance companies
since then, and I have never paid a cent for strips.  They are covered under my major

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