This is the scariest thing I’ve read all day. Testing strips are the most important thing in my war on my Diabetes. If some folks don’t want to test, they don’t have to fill the scripts, as for the people who do rely on their strips to control their blood sugar, 50 a month is not nearly enough. To treat without testing is akin to just blind picking any medication to treat any condition. Test strips are that important.
“Your A1C is 7.5. Your fasting blood glucose level is 143.
You have Type 2 diabetes.
Here’s a prescription for a blood glucose meter and test strips. You don’t need insulin or medications right now. Let’s see how that goes. Check your blood glucose level with the meter and I’ll see you for a follow-up.
Oh, wait. You have Oregon Health Plan. Hmm… Yeah, go ahead and use the meter and the 50 strips that you are permitted to have, but after you’ve used up those 50 strips, you’re on your own. You want to continue to check your blood glucose level? Buy your own strips.”
This is not fiction. This is what Oregon thinks is completely appropriate for those who must use the state health care plan, which is funded by…
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