Partners in Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, Me and My Buddies at Walmart
Truthfully, they have no clue who I am.
Every morning the first thing I do is prick my finger and test my blood glucose. It’s now just part of my daily routine. Get a normal-level reading and it makes my whole day. Get a higher than normal reading and it can ruin the day, like this morning.
My meter is key part of me getting my type 2 diabetes problem under control. It helped me reverse it, once and for all I hope. I only test once a day although I think I could get away with not doing it at all. I want to keep testing in the morning because it is my way of keeping track of me.
Still testing once a day can add up to a considerable expense, even with part of it covered by insurance. It gets a lot more expensive for those who have to test several times a day. Walmart has introduced a new meter called the Relion Prime. Given the girth of many of Walmart’s customers, I think they are just trying to keep their customers base healthy enough to keep shopping and make a profit on their benefice at the same time.
Doing good by doing well. Walmart contributes money to a number of diabetes organizations and with this new meter the retail giant hopes to save it’s diabetic customers who need to test over $60 million a year nationwide.
I don’t know about that, but the key part of this is the test strips cost just $.18 a piece. That is cheap, much less than what I pay for test strips covered by my insurance.
Walmart’s trick is to buy some slightly older technology and repackage under it’s on brand. It won’t have some of the bells and whistles as the newer meters, which means this meter has less memory, takes a bit more blood and takes a bit longer to analyze than new newer meters. However, if want a reasonably accurate meter, this should do just fine.
Reversing type 2 diabetes just got cheaper.
- Fasting Blood Glucose Level: 110 mg/dl. Late night dinner.That is my excuse and I am sticking with it.
- Weight: 186 lbs.
- Exercise: 45 minute bike ride. Really kind of dogged this morning. My wonderful in-laws, no kidding, really, left yesterday and it just took a while to get back to normal. I am tired.
- Mood: 8.0. I don’t know why, given the morning reading.
- Breakfast: Baked oatmeal and fruit medley
- Lunch: Leftover barbecue.
- Dinner: Leftover barbecue, brisket, baked beans, potato salad, and a tossed green salad. That was the healthy part.
- Snacks: Potato salad and brisket. We have a lot of leftover BBQ.