I have not had an appointment with my endo in a really long time. The last 3 appointments that I was supposed to have were either cancelled by myself or by the doctor because of scheduling conflicts. I think that the last one that I had was in December. That also means, that is the last time that I got my blood work done. I had a script to get the blood work done for each of the appointments, but I never did it. Now I have to have the office mail me another script because they are only good for 30 days. Sometimes this gets annoying, but it’s all part of living with diabetes I guess. And since I have a diabetes blog, I’m allowed to bitch about it!
My appointment is scheduled for later this month, don’t ask me when, because honestly I don’t know. All I know is that I have to get blood work done this weekend. I have not been the best diabetic in the past few months, but I’ve been getting better. I’ve been eating a lot better and I have also been exercising a little more. Walking our new dog really helps add some exercise into my life. My biggest concern for this appointment is that I need a new prescription for my testings trips because I am almost out, and I need to switch to a different brand. Why am I switching? Because I refuse to pay $150 for a 90 day supply for Freestyle Lite when I can get a 90 day supply of One Touch Ultra strips for only $25 for a 90 day supply. Freestyle Lite strips are my favorite. I have used just about every brand that is out there… that was one of the few perks of working at a supply company for three years…. which by the look of it, they will be going out of business soon, but that’s a whole other side story.
So basically, my insurance company is forcing me to switch to another brand. I used to use the One Touch strips before the Freestyle Lite came out, but then I was hooked. I just like it so much better. There was also the whole counterfeit strip fiasco that happened several years ago, and recently again. (I can’t go too far into this, that shitty company I used to work for may try to sue me). My endo always asked me why I didn’t use the One Touch meter because it links so easily with the Medtronic insulin pump that I use. *Sidenote* I am notorious for just guessing my blood sugar or just punching in a bolus number for my pump, and not allowing the pump to do the calculations for me* So my doctor felt that this would solve that issue.
I do plan on using the lancing device from the Freestyle Lite meter though. I don’t have to worry about lancets because the insurance company sent me 1,000 lancets in my last order, and I change it overtime I open a new bottle of strips, so that is like 1-2 weeks, so I should be set for a good amount of time. That was a mixup on their part anyway…they sent me 600 strips and 1,000 lancets. Does that make any sense?
Well, I think I covered just about everything that I wanted to. I’m going to finish my wonderful ceasar salad i’m eating right now and then get back to work. Down 4 pounds in month of May, have to keep it up.