The test strips I buy have had a 20 dollar copay each month for years. The test liquid is 20 dollar copay every 3 months. but there is the lancets which are 13 dollars a month. We use a meter so much that we wear them out every six months. But in recent times you can get an 80 dollar meter for 25 or 30 dollars when they are on sell.
What i am talking about is if the pill (for diabeties) came out and I paid a 20 dollar or 30 dollar copay I wouldn't need the meter, the strips, the test liquid, or the lancets. That would be a big savings for me. And sad for the meter people. Those with crappy insurance or no insurance aren't so lucky. Just the test strips alone for the "one touch meter" are VERY expensive.
As to kelp I really am only concerned about the California coast kelp because of the radiation being reported from the Japan incident. (I don't know it for a fact just read about it.)
I buy nothing doing with iodine, from the Brownstein people. In fact I independately buy my own Iodine crystals from ebay and i get most of my vitamins from amazon, or drugstore,com/