If blood test strips were less expensive, would you check your blood sugar more often?
Poll dates: November 28 - December 5, 1999
Total Votes: 991
In some parts of the world, government-sponsored health care covers the cost of diabetes supplies, including test strips. In some parts of the world, the local economic situation makes getting test strips difficult if not impossible. And in other parts of the world, such as the United States, test strips are readily available but insurance coverage varies widely.
It's clear that many people -- 57% in our poll -- would test more often if test strips were less expensive. Since studies have shown that good control is tied to frequent blood glucose testing, the cost of test strips is closely tied to people's ability to maintain good control.
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