Now that we have spent some time talking about how medications are not benefiting your overall health, it is time to move on to learn about some of the more natural methods you can use to treat and reverse diabetes. There are so many healthy alternatives you can incorporate into your life which will reverse diabetes rather than just hiding the symptoms of diabetes.
Don’t believe in the hype that you must purchase expensive meters and testing strips in order to obtain the most accurate readings of your blood glucose levels. There are commercials trying to convince you that the most expensive supplies are the only ones that work, the only ones that will give you accurate readings. While these meters may not be any better than the cheaper versions, most of us will go with the higher grade, shelling out a lot of money in the process, which is just extra profit in the hands of the big manufacturing companies with lofty advertising budgets.
If you don’t have insurance, it can seem like it will put a big chunk into your budget to just purchase the meters. On top of the meter, you’ll also need to purchase the testing strips each month (and those are not cheap, either), and the bills just keep adding up.
Reality is, you don’t need to go with these expensive options. They may have a few extra features and look a bit nicer, but they work pretty much the same as the less expensive options that you can find at Walmart, Target, and other local drug stores in your area. You can even find cheaper testing supplies; you just need to go out and do your own research. Don’t just rely on your doctor’s or insurance company’s recommendations. Do some research, shop around, and go with a meter that you can find on your own. You can literally save a bundle on supplies each month while still getting the supplies you need to monitor your blood sugar levels.
Getting cheaper meters
Don’t ever skimp on monitoring of your blood sugar levels, as this is the only way you will know if you’re on the right path following the recommendations.
There will be times during this process when you may need to make modifications to the process to make sure that it is still effective for your needs. Everyone’s bodies are different and will react differently to the various methods of treating diabetes.
Yes, supplies can get costly, and your insurance company may not even cover any of it unless you agree to take prescription medications as part of your treatment plan. The good news is that you don’t have to go with the option that your doctor offers. There are many great testing supplies, including the meter, that you are able to find as mentioned earlier.
As an example, Walmart carries inexpensive meters and test strips. You will be able get one of the ReliOn Meters, which is a great option to use, for about $9. When it comes to the testing strips, the ones that work with this meter are about $9 for 50 strips. If you test a few times a day, it will still only cost you just a little over the $9 to do the testing that you need each month. Think of how simpler and more affordable it could be to track your blood glucose levels, as long as you are willing to look around and find affordable prices. You can go with the ReliOn meter from Walmart, or there are many other fantastic meters that are affordable and can fit into your budget. It’s always a good idea to check other retailers like Target, CVS or even Costco for more affordable options.