I was just informed that my insurance company will only be covering 240 test strips per month. I assumed my endo could override this seeing as I use 12 strips or so a day; however, I called the nurse at the office and was informed that 240 test strips was more then reasonable.
I know this is rather subjective but I feel like there are times I have to test more then 10 times a day. I have a job where I have to know my blood sugar is in a decent range at all times (EMT) and I really can't always trust my CGM depending on the age of the sensor.
How many test strips do you get? Is it reasonable to ask for more? I do not want to take advantage of my insurance company but I really think it will save them money in the long run to provide me access to enough test strips.
Assuming I don't get coverage for more, are the "Relion" brand test strips ok to use? I am assuming they meet the same standards as my Onetouch strips and they sure are a lot cheaper.