Why are diabetic test strips so expensive?

It’s not necessarily the actual materials that make up the test strips that make them expensive. Its the research, development, and testing of the manufacturers that makes them expensive (at least that’s what they say). Its also interesting that the price of most glucose monitors have decreased as of late. Hmm. You ever bought an inkjet cartridge or a razor. Looks like they’re following the same trend. Give away the equipment and make money on the supplies.