Prescription for bs materials

By Marytea Latest Reply 2011-06-20 22:41:36 -0500
Started 2011-06-20 10:18:46 -0500

I want to begin testing my bs with the OneTouch mini bs monitoring meter, strips and lancets. I can get a kit to start with and then purchase lancets and strips. I have insurance. My question is what do I do? Do I call my doctor for a prescription? I can buy the items just off the shelf.Not sure what to do.

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Marytea 2011-06-20 21:11:21 -0500 Report

I got all my supplies ordered with the help of my insurance, doctor and CVS. Thanks to all of you who helped me. Now I am just scared to do the test.

edvel54 2011-06-20 22:41:36 -0500 Report

The first test is always the hardest to do. The unknown. It only hurts for a second. Just do it fast.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-20 13:20:13 -0500 Report

Sometimes you can get the items off the shelf, then use your insurance card. Most insurances I have dealt with provide the meter for free, then you pay for the strips. I prefer to have the doctor provide me with an RX for both. As jaybee said, check with your insurance company. My insurance prefers One Touch Ultra. the strips run me $60 for 3 months. If I go with an "unpreferred" provider, the strips are 2 to 3 times more expensive.

jayabee52 2011-06-20 10:44:28 -0500 Report

Howdy Mary
If you have insurance it would be good to call the insurance company and ask them if they have a preference of which meter they will support.

I am not familiar with the mini but I have a one touch ultra 2 and it is a wonderful meter. One of the things I like about it is it comes in a carrying case which has the lancet pen, a package of lancet tips and a bottle of strips. I'm not sure if the mini comes with all that.

You might have the Dr write a prescription for whatever meter the insurance company will support, and then ask him to write a scrip for enough test strips to test your BG#s at least 4 times per day.

If you had no insurance, I would recommend you just buy a reli-on meter and strips because the strips are less expensive than the one touch strips and many other big name brands. You don't want to pay a lot out of pocket costs for testing if you don't have to. In fact, I have the one touch ultra 2, but I have a walgreens true track as a back-up should I need. (I paid for that meter and strips out of my pocket)

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