On average, how many fingersticks are you/your child doing a day?
When Kacey was on shots, she used a Freestyle Lite meter and tested between 7-10 times a day. Now that she is on the pump, she is using the Freestyle meter connected to her Cozmo but she is testing about 12-15 times a day. Most of those are because of lows and retests in 15 min or because she "feels weird". Plus we're doing middle of the night checks EVERY night.
When she was using the Freestyle Lite meter, her Endo wrote the prescription for 300 strips a month. We used every bit of those and by the time it was time for a refill, she was ready for more! When her Endo wrote the prescription for the Freestyle strips, he wrote it for 200 a month. HUH?!? I questioned it when we were there and her CDE said for us to let her know if we needed more than that. We do! I have to fax a note over to her and let her know that 200 isn't going to get us through the month if she's testing as much as she is.
Is it normal to test this much when you're on the pump?