We got a letter from our insurance letting us know that as of October 1, they will no longer cover any test strips except for Freestyle made by Abbott. Of course, the Freestyle meter doesn't communicate with a Minimed pump. We have to get his doctor to write a letter explaining why the "Abbott Diabetes Care preferred test strips" won't meet his needs, and why the brand we're requesting is medically necessary. Then, if we're lucky, they'll approve his test strips. Grrr.