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  •  they are pretty painless (17+ / 0-)

    i don't need to test, but when I bought one for my mom I tested it on myself.  It is true you can barely feel it when you test on the arm or leg, especially as compared to the sensitive nerve endings for the finger prick.

    but they aren;t all that expensive.  in fact, the machines are cheap.  even the really good ones are less than $30.

    the test strips, however, can cost 50 cents to 75 cents a piece, and if you have to test multiple times a day, THAT is where they make the medicare money.

    it's strange that the doctor said if it worked as they claimed it did that everyone would have one.  all the "virtually pain free" ones I tried were virtually pain free.  And that was several years ago and the machines have only gotten better since then.

    i think the reason everyone does not have one is that a) people think the machines are expensive and they are not, and b) the test strips ARE expensive and if you don't have the right insurance it is hard to afford them.

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 07:01:38 PM PDT

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