Does anyone have any test strips for FREE sTYLE LITE GLUCOSE METER.

Tamra Hodge
By Tamra Hodge Latest Reply 2011-11-21 12:24:55 -0600
Started 2011-11-15 16:12:46 -0600

I really need the test strips.

6 replies

lmkilday 2011-11-16 17:00:07 -0600 Report

Did you get the Freestyle promise card? The card from will get you strips at a discounted price. The card helped after my insurance refused to pay for Free Style strips. My pharmacy's price for 50 strips is over $70 if you don't have insurance or the Free Style promise card. I found another company that gave me an Accu-Check meter and supplies my strips for $5/month with my insurance.

JoleneAL 2011-11-16 12:15:52 -0600 Report

I have an old Free Style Flash and the Lite Strips work with it (the ones with a butterfly on them) has them on occassion to. Also, your pharmacy might have a program to help you buy the strips and/or check the manufacturer's website too. Good luck!

GabbyPA 2011-11-16 09:30:17 -0600 Report

If you have insurance, you may want to have your doctor increase the number on the prescription so that you are covered.

If you don't have insurance, find a meter that has less expensive strips so you can afford to purchase them. I had to do that and I use the Reli-On meter and strips. They are the least expensive I have found.

I also used to buy strips on Ebay. I had good luck with all of my purchases, but the meter was changing and the strips became increasingly hard to find. So I just got the new one.

Finally, you may try your local church or food bank. Sometimes they get donated items that they can distribute. That is also hit and miss, but worth the asking.

Caroltoo 2011-11-16 11:09:00 -0600 Report

My experience with insurance is that there are guidelines they follow that the doctor can't exceed. I'm type 2 w/out insulin, so the guideline said 2 for me. I test many times a day when I'm problem solving what caused a high, so have had to suppliment insurance many, many times. Have been out of work for a while though and doing extra tests is getting harder.

Thanks for the Ebay tip…hadn't thought of that as a source for medical supplies.

Incidentally, the "reply" button is working this morning. Mahalo for anything you or John may have done to make this happen.

GabbyPA 2011-11-16 15:55:06 -0600 Report

Our tech team is really good and they get on things very fast. Glad it is working for you now.

Yes. Ebay was my only way for a long time. It was great as long as you get the unopened and non-expired ones. Once I got 600 strips for a couple hundred bucks. It was great.

alikatt 2011-11-21 12:24:55 -0600 Report

Wal-Mart carries a disposable daily meter called a Side-Kick that comes with 50 strips for $19.99, its great—an all in one unit where the strips are stored within the unit, and you can test on fingertips or forearms. :)