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  •  The cost looks to be rather less in the UK (0+ / 0-)

    The cheapest box of 50 I could find online was £19. Maybe mail order would be worthwhile!

    However, you can get these on prescription here, and since you use them daily you could then cap your totaol costs at around £90/year using a PPC (Prescription Pricing Certificate). My husband is on loads of meds so he has one of these, we make monthly payments to cover the cost of the PPC by direct debit, and his prescription meds are "free" at any pharmacy. BTW, docs here will often prescribe OTC meds as well if you need them, i.e. cough syrup, paracetemol etc., if they are concerned that you may not take things they recommend due to cost.

    This is not to say that all is rosy. See here for info on dificulties diabetics may have getting the NHS to prescribe enough glucose test strips.

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    by expatyank on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 12:41:28 AM PST

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    •  Thank you very much for that link. My husband & I (0+ / 0-)

      would love to live in the UK (and yes, we may be starry-eyed Anglophiles) but there's so much to think about prior to making a move like that. Aside from finding jobs, of course. But the more info I can find, the better.

      Now, if we could only get more funding for research into a cure..... Then it would be a wonderfully moot point!

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