Agreed. I remember when we were first dx'd in 2006 I had read about blood ketone strips here and how important they were so I asked the CDE for an RX for them. She insisted we didn't need them and to keep using the urine ones. Truthfully I don't think she knew very much about them. When I referred her to the Pink Panther Book that was a MUST READ in their practice, where they recommend the blood ketone strips, she quickly changed her mind and gave us the RX. Imagine that.