free testing strips and lancets

By alawton Latest Reply 2012-02-16 11:13:25 -0600
Started 2012-02-15 14:47:00 -0600

Does anyone know whom to contact in order to get free testing strips and lancets? I have family that need to test their blood sugar levels. They have no insurance and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.


4 replies

diabetesfree 2012-02-16 04:50:07 -0600 Report

What is the nearest major metro area to you? There may be an outreach clinic in your area. There are also some non-profits and charities in different areas of the country that may be able to help.

KE5ICS 2012-02-15 16:18:18 -0600 Report

Good luck on that one it is an up hill loosing battle on that end as far as the strips but you can sign up for the meters with all the major brands and they will send you the meters for free along with about 10 or so free strips. Try ebay as well you can get the strips and meters for almost next to nothing I suggest you try first Nova Max test strips and meters much much cheaper that getting them out of the store. I hope that helps cause i know the feeling I am type 1 and a pump user and the cost really hurts.