I've been going through strips like a crazy person lately, and I went to re-stock. I also needed to re-stock on tabs and I decided to get some of the little drinky-glucose things too. Then I wait to talk to the pharmacist to get my test strips.
"One Touch Ultra please"
"All we have is 100"
"Don't you have insurance?"
"Yea, but it only covers strips for a meter that's much less accurate, and I've been having trouble lately, so I'm not going to risk anything"
"Wow, I'm sorry"
It doesn't make it any easier. It doesn't make it any better. Shelling out $140 for strips & tabs is never going to be "easy." But having someone behind the counter say I'm sorry, well, it gives me hope. Hope that there are enough people out there hearing it that it could change. With enough sincerity, the world can be better.