Paulaford58 - I test my blood each day. A friend of mine told me test strips can be out ragious, SO, if you go to Krogers, HEB, and maybe even Walmart (haven't checked there) the monitors are about $20 AND the testing strips are about $20 for 50 test strips. The lancets aren't high either. If you go with Lifestyle and big name brands, I was floored to see that thier 50 test strips were $80! CRAZY! So that is a thought, you can test yourself at home. I was recently tested 267 at a screening, with high protien/green veggie diet, lotsa water, walking 5 days out of the week for 30 minutes, I lost 8 lbs, my number dropped in 2 weeks from 267 to 164. My blood pressure dropped as well.I haven't been to my dr. yet, I called $135 just to see me and then the cost of test he would run, I don't have ins. either. I checked with our County family clinic, office is $75 as first time visit and $50 after that, so it is worth check what your county or city may offer. In all my searching, I got a free mammorgram performed too! Hang in there. Prayers!View Thread
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