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2/12/12 1:13 A

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My doc will allow generic, if it supports my treatment. The insulins I currently use do not offer a generic. My insurance requires a certain type of test strip, which works out to be cheaper than the reli-on brand as long as I make sure he writes the script for 8 tests a day (they determine monthly amount based on the script, so the copay is for the whole months supply).

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2/6/12 12:11 P

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You probably already know about Walmart's ReliOn brand but just in case, they're $36 for 100 strips. I know many people purchase on Ebay too.

Good luck!


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2/6/12 9:39 A

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So, I am going to the doctor tomorrow, and I have started to see some better numbers. I have dropped my long acting insulin at night, I think that is helping. I don't think I am headed to the hospital now...AND I am two more lbs down. Some great motivation to start a new week. I am a little bummed out because I was thinking I might be able to get prescriptions for my medications and my strips, but I use generic versions and someone told me docs won't prescribe generics for diabetic products, and that it will be cheaper to pay out of pocket for generic than to have a scrip for the name brand...taking care of myself is getting EXPENSIVE...between doctor copays, 50 test strips a week, insulin, and seeing an endocrinologist....OUCH!! I was wondering if anyone else has these issues and if there might be any help out there. I heard that about generics from so of my hubby's friends, and so I am still going to ask the doctor himself about this. I have gone from never testing or going to the doctor at all to testing like six times a day...and the strips are KILLING my budget, and it is almost cheaper just to buy a new meter every time that comes with 20 strips...SO FRUSTRATING, but I have been needing to do this for a long time. Any advice?

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