Now I can!
My collection of vials, strips and I had a photo shoot before I finished packing up and moving out.
1 year of strips and vials.
75 bottles of test strips at 50 strips a bottle. 3,750 strips. Which works out to approximately 10.27 strips a day on average. It also works out to about $3,375 since I pay $89.99 for a box of 100 strips. Yes I have insurance coverage (it covers 80%). Which then leads me to an out of pocket expense of $675/year.
There are 16 vials of insulin and 15 pen fills. The pen fills are because the pharmacist screwed up once and gave me the wrong stuff. Rather than going back and complaining I just used 'em. A vial of insulin is $35 (over-the-counter). If I buy it through my insurance it's more like $60. I still have to pay 20% so I opt to buy out of pocket and then submit for reimbursement. 16 vials @ $35/ea is $560. 15 pen fills are $207. So I'm paying only $153 a year for insulin.
Add 'em up and that's $828.40/year that comes out of my pocket for test strips and insulin only. This is interesting!
Well onto the bio hazardous medical waste glamour shots...