Financially I'm in lousy shape. One generally reliable resource I currently have are Amazon credits. Friends and family have given me $100 in Amazon GCs, plus I twice a year I get between $60 and $70 in credits for participating in a study. It would help me greatly to be able to buy a BG meter and the needed strips with that resource instead of having to pay out of pocket even through a place like Wal-Mart (I'm not a fan of that store, to say the least). Currently I've been using a OneTouch and have been fortunate about my supply of the strips. But I'm down to less than 40 strips left and even on Amazon the cost of those strips (along with questionable reliability according to reviews) makes using my credits cost prohibitive. I'd appreciate any suggestions and recommendations about affordable meters and strips available through Amazon. Thanks.