I have learned a few diabetes hacks, that I thought I'd share...
1. Buy juice boxes, rocket candies (smarties for my American Friends) anything but those expensive 'diabetes' tabs.
Unless you've been sponsored by a diabetes sugar tab maker, you're probably spending quite a bit on sugar. I know, I know, some people find it works faster, but I would like to say, that for me, other things work that are not super expensive, say, like rocket candies that I can get at the bulk barn for a fraction of the cost!
2. Ask for samples! You know, maybe you'll only get a few test strips or a vial of insulin, but sometimes companies/doctors/pharmacies have samples!
It never hurts to ask for samples or see if there are any extra supplies. A vial of insulin can cost A LOT, and if your doctor happens to have a trial sample in their clinic's fridge - why not!
3. There is always a way to make things work!
If you're on a pump and you are offered insulin via pen or pen vial, you can make it work! Visa-versa! The wonderful syringe or reservoir, although annoying, can help you suck that wonderful insulin out and put it to good use! If there is a will, there is a way, and if it will make you save money, then even better!