Diabetes can be a very expensive disease to try to manage. Our family is very fortunate in that the insurance that we have through our state pays 100% of all medical expenses. I do buy the lancet cartridges for the lancing device that Bekah prefers as those are not covered. They cover one that actually hurts when you poke (ask my husband, I had him check his BG level the other day when he was feeling a bit hypoglycemic and he complained for quite a while about that little buggar) It does seem ironic to me that one of the life saving things we need to have for Bekah also is not covered, the glucose needed to bring her out of a hypoglycemic episode.
I had stopped at the store for some Juicy Juice as we were running low and decided to pick up some Starbursts because for some reason the Costco that I shop at has not had the big bag of them for quite some time. Our stash of Smarties was getting low as well so I added those to the cart. In my eyes, I was buying medicine. The cashier I think thought otherwise. He was very kind but gave me a look of horror when he saw all of that sugar come through his check stand.
Starburst $3.00 a bag X 4 bags = $12.00
Smarties $2.00 a bag(on sale) X 2 bags= $4.00
Juicy Juice $2.50 for an 8 pack X 6 packs= $15.00
Knowing that my daughter has what is needed to fight the hypoglycemic episodes that are inevitable when you are dependent on insulin= PRICELESS