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dea_lowry
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Registered on: ‎04-18-2011

low-cost meter and strips?

My husband just got diagnosed with type II diabetes today. We have borrowed a meter, but the strips are over $55. We have no insurance, and are self-employed, so we don't qualify for medical assistance. We make only enough to pay our existing bills....is there any program that can help us get a meter and low cost strips?
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grumpybilly54
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Registered on: ‎03-09-2011

low-cost meter and strips?

I use a ReliOn meter from WalMart. I too am uninsured and I am unemployed. Meter less than $10 strips $20 for 50. It is an accurate meter been tested beside the ones w/ all of the bells and whistles and get the same results. Hope this helps.
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Hornet62
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low-cost meter and strips?

Check out the FreeStyle Promise program:  http://www.MyFreeStyle.com
You may also want to check Abbott for their patient assistance program for the strips.  If you qualify, they will send you strips free as long as you can get a prescription for them.

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low-cost meter and strips?

Hi Dea,

There's an entire list of items plus links to apply on this post:  click here

BTW, the two products mentioned on the posts above are also on this list with links for you to go directly to the programs. 

Lizzy
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Here's some useful links, click on the titles


Testing 101
 
 All About Carbs

Resources For The Un-insured and Discount Medicine and Equipment

LizzyLou Videos



Lizzy's Blog
for lots more  


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dea_lowry
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low-cost meter and strips?

 
alan_s
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low-cost meter and strips?

My husband just got diagnosed with type II diabetes today. We have borrowed a meter, but the strips are over $55. We have no insurance, and are self-employed, so we don't qualify for medical assistance. We make only enough to pay our existing bills....is there any program that can help us get a meter and low cost strips?

Once you get that meter this may help you keep the costs down: Testing on a Budget
Cheers, Alan, Type 2, d&e metformin 2000mg, Australia.
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rxsaver4u
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Registered on: ‎05-11-2011

low-cost meter and strips?

A diabetic friend of mine has Medicare coverage. She thought her medication cost were too high and I gave her the link to a free discount prescription card that cut her cost in half. It covers all prescriptions, can be used at nearly every pharmacy and even has mail order.
It certainly is worth a look.... you can print a card for immediate use from the site. You can also check prescription costs and participating pharmacies from the site.
http://www.caprxprogram.org/JFL