I use the Reli
brand from Walmart. The meter cost $10.00 and 100 strips around $40.00. That's very inexpensive as far as meter and strips go and they work just as well as the higher brands.
There is a direct correlation between Hep C and diabetes. Do a google search. For now just check your blood sugars from time to time or day to day to get an idea of what they are doing. You could be in a Pre-diabetes state.