We are over-the-moon excited to announce that Ginger Vieira is joining the One Drop family as one of our Content Creators! Ginger's going to be serving up all kinds of insight, inspiration, and expertise on all things diabetes.
So who is Ginger Vieira? Check out this ridiculously awesome bio: Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger creates content regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCent
The Real Real: Test Strips Are Expensive
When I first heard about One Drop, I really was quite skeptical of the whole 'unlimited-test-strips' thing 🤨 -- because anybody who's had diabetes long enough knows that test strips cost about $1 per strip! That is, if you get them the traditional route with a prescription and health insurance. So I signed up for one month and realized: the whole 'unlimited-test-strp' thing is, in fact, legit and very real. (Actually, even after signing up and officially paying for my first month, I was still skeptical that I would truly be able to order '300 strips' and not have to pay more. HAH! I remember messaging their Twitter account so somebody would promise me it was real!) The more I got to know One Drop through Twitter and through the founder Jeff Dachis' Twitter, I realized this was a company created by people with diabetes, for other people with diabetes. And I really wanted to be part of their mission! That mission, as far as I could tell, was two-fold: give people with diabetes access to the tools they need to manage blood sugars well, and, eventually, force the diabetes pharmaceutical and technology industry to get real about their own prices.