By Roxdel Latest Reply 2013-03-11 05:17:10 -0500
Started 2012-03-10 09:27:14 -0600

Has anybody used a meter by ReliOn® from Walmart? I was just wondering if it was just as good as the others, because the test strips are only $36 for 100 ct compared to $115 for a 100 of mine.

17 replies

JSJB 2013-03-11 05:17:10 -0500 Report

Just switched to RELI ON a week ago. My BG readings are higher than with my Bayer Contour that I was using for a little over a year. It could be what I am doing, who knows but I do like the cost of the strips. I am not consistant in my diet or exercise and will have to try harder. They say you only get what you pay for which makes you wonder about buying less expensive strips.

ztalsi 2012-03-12 10:30:59 -0500 Report

I too use that meter and consider it to be quite accurate and reasonably priced. Best of luck.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-10 14:15:27 -0600 Report

I would think it would be ok. All meters can have a difference in readings so it is a matter of what you are comfortable with. If using insulin like I do, then it is important to get as close to the right reading as possible since that determines how much I'll take. Don't want to take too much and have a sudden low, but also don't want to take not enough and deal with the high. I really like using the Onetough meters personally. With my insurance, I get 100 strips for the $25.00 co-pay. My dr writes the prescription based on how many times a day I have to check my bg or it would get alot more expensive. There are other meters that have strips less then what you mentioned as well.

MAYS 2012-03-10 13:10:53 -0600 Report

I have used them in the past, I actually have used meters by every manufacturer, and I can honestly say that I had no problems with the ReliOne brand by Walmart.

I have also used a brand that is marketed by Target called Up & Up, which is made by the company Agamatrix \ Wavesense and is a Target branded Wavesense Presto meter which is priced similar to the ReliOn brand.

Reliability, cost of test strips and data management now dictates my choice of meters, if you are not completely sold on the ReliOn brand and still looking, here are a few links that may interest you:

If the cost of a meter and test strips is an issue here is a site that you may be interested in:

I hope that some of this information has been helpful to you.

BobbieNJ1000 2012-03-10 14:45:06 -0600 Report

I'm afraid to try a meter called Up & Up!!! But seriously, thanks for the links; I'm considering a different meter. Do you have a favorite for data management?

byrun 2012-03-10 12:14:25 -0600 Report

I have been using my ReliOn meter for 7-8 months and it has checked within 10 points of all blood test results. So I consider it quite reliable and I do like the lesser cost of test strips.

pop2 2012-03-10 12:00:40 -0600 Report

Not a meter but when I had no insurance I used Relion insulin it worked the same as my novolin70/30 I learned about wal mart products on Diabetic connect.