NaBloPoMo - Day 4
The monthly cost of our diabetes supplies.
1-box of 10 infusion sites - $135.00
1-box of pump cartridges - $36.50
1-pkg 2 lithium batteries - $7.99
1-pkg 2 AAA batteries - $2.50
1-box 50 transparent dressings $110
1-box 50 IV Prep wipes - $13
1-box 50 Uni-Solve Adhesive Remover wipes - $15
8-boxes 50 blood sugar test strips $49.99 per box $400
4 boxes 100 lancets - $14.99 per box = $59.96
1-vial of insulin - approx. $63
2 to 3 jar of glucose tablets - $5.95 per bottle = approx $18
1-box 100 alcohol swabs $2.50
1-box 10 Blood ketone strips - $54.45
1- box of 4 DexCom CGM sensors - $399
Misc. food expenses for low bg (juice boxes, smarties, starburst, fruit snacks, cheese and crackers etc. - $40 (varies a bit)
total cost per month = $1368.90
The cost of keeping our Lovebug healthy = priceless.
*The average family with a $20 copay for each prescription pays $150 plus cost of batteries, glucose tablets, alcohol swabs and misc. food expenses. Monthly total with most people end up being approx. $220. Thankfully we have wonderful insurance through my husbands work and right now we have no out of pocket costs except for the batteries, Glucose tablets, alcohol swabs and misc. food expenses.