By hottie-tottie88 Latest Reply 2011-03-28 11:48:28 -0500
Started 2011-03-27 11:34:24 -0500

will ireally be receiveing my glucose meter in the mail?

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realsis77 2011-03-28 11:48:28 -0500 Report

There are a number of free meter offers in the mail and yes they send them. Its paying for the strips that can get expensive! Does your doctor want you to test? Are you diabetic? If so you absoultly need to test to know where you stand with your blood sugar! Id find a meter that has reasonably priced strips or that your insurance will cover. There are Many free meters but the strips can get quite pricey! So look around and find the best price on the strips and choose that meter or it can get expensive and fast! Good luck and God bless!

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1cookie :) 2011-03-27 19:50:28 -0500 Report

I declined the free meter because I'm pre diabetic and never did a reading. Is there a way for me to go back and get it now? Do you think I should test?

jayabee52 2011-03-27 20:53:24 -0500 Report

There are lots of free meters which may be had all over the internet.

BUT (a big but) often there are strings attached, like you have to use their services. The other "string" is that those "free" meters usually only come with 10 strips. The meter manufacturers give free meters knowing that you must buy more strips. You end up paying for the meter, —- and then some —— when you buy strips. I have personally found it is better for my pocketbook to buy a meter which has lower cost for strips than a fancy "free" meter which the cost of strips are so high they give you a nosebleed.

I have heard (though have had no experience with) that the Reli-on brand meter and strips from Wal-mart is good enough to give you good readings.

Of course, if you have medical insurance, you should ask what brand meter they provide strips for. Ask your Dr to prescribe a meter from your ins co. Explain you're trying to PREVENT going into full-blown Diabetes by getting your blood glucose numbers ("BG#s"), and eat according to your BG#s. You might want to ask Dr for enough strips to test your fasting BG# in the morning, and after every meal, and then before you retire for the night. It would be good to have MORE strips rather than less.

If you can head off a full blown case of Diabetes ("DM") you will be SAVING your med. ins money (they always like that) and you will be spared the complications.

IMO being "pre-diabetic" is kinda like being "a little bit pregnant". You either are or aren't. You can, however watch what you eat, and change how you think to control it and avoid the worst complications of DM

I pray things go well with you!


jayabee52 2011-03-27 19:46:19 -0500 Report

Are you referring to the free meter offer often promoted by this site? It should be coming, but it takes a while for it to get to you.

If that's the case (free meter offer hrough DC) and you don't receive a phone call (from a company trying to get your business for diabetic supplies) or get the meter within about 6 weeks, just email John Crowley (one of your friends on your friends list when you first signed up to join DC) and ask him about the hold-up. John is the go-to guy here when dealing with things like this.

Kirla 2011-03-27 11:41:25 -0500 Report

When I found out my insurance company will pay for a meter and strips I got my new meter in a couple of days. With about 500 test strips. It was a great day.

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