You have hit on one of my favorite raves! Nonerheless, it is a on going battle that I have fought for over 2 yrs. Nothing has changed, but it still remains, no matter how or what is put on my script, I still have to fight to get enough strips to calibrate my G5.
I kinda gave up and am switching to the G6. Reasoning that I will only have to do less sticks and with new system will go to 3 per day (test strips) available for use. Since I won’t be using that many, I’ll have all the test strips I need. Dear God I hope so!
But you may be just like me and have to be preapproved for the adequate number. To get them you have to start like 2 months before your script runs out and file all kinds of stuff to get it. I usually have the endo’s office do this. Less headache for me and they have all the info the ins co wants.Hope it helps, but it is an aggravating situation. Darned if you do and darned if you don’t. One option that helps is you can buy strips for certain meters at drugstores or Walmart. Not really cheap option, but if ya gotta have, you can get it!