Good job Walmart!

J Kate
By J Kate Latest Reply 2012-08-17 19:18:31 -0500
Started 2012-07-26 12:51:00 -0500

Walmart Launches Effort to Save Diabetes Patients Up to $60 Million Annually. This is great news. Diabetic supplies need to be made affordable.

13 replies

shortysmalls 2012-07-28 22:20:08 -0500 Report

i have a relion meter as a backup but use a one touch..even with insurance are epensive..without insurance even worse, so am going to use the relion meters and keep the other as a backup…the new one is in walmart and should be in Sam's as well and like the idea strips are cheaper…18.00 for 2 50 ct pkgs is better than 36.00 for the relion ultima strips…and even with my discount the ultima strips still expensive…and if you havent guessed by now…I am a walmart associate…for real…lol

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2012-07-27 12:04:39 -0500 Report

yes the meds and supplies that interact together need to be affordable for the working people. So whats the problem with the pharmacutical companies that seemingly have very high prices?,actually no matter what type of medicine a person may be in need of.

ShellyLargent 2012-07-26 16:46:54 -0500 Report

I've been using ReliOn products for over two years and have not had any issues. I was using both the ReliOn Micro and before that I was using the Confirm. I only changed to the Micro meter because it was smaller and had interchangable face plates (I'm a girl, accessories are everything!). I'm still keeping my Micro as back-up now. I have an Omni Pod system and it has it's own built-in Freestyle meter. I still use ReliOn's R insulin in my Pod and was using it in my Animas pump before the Pod. Never had any issues with quality.

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-07-26 16:09:08 -0500 Report

I don't know about this one, is it like the Great Value food version they have. Loaded with junk filler that cause the diabetic problem in the first place? I do shop at wal-mart but I don't buy their verisions of stuff.

IronOre 2012-08-02 01:11:11 -0500 Report

Well, that's because you work for a company that competes with them as far as diabetes products go.
Big profit there . . . right?

GabbyPA 2012-07-26 18:07:58 -0500 Report

You are right about that. There is so much junk in the cheaper foods. It is frightening. I had several straws that broke the walmart back for me, but one was that the produce always rotted in a few days for me. I don't have that issue with other stores...don't know why that is.

But with the reli-on meter, I have had no problems. I test it against my doctor's test when I go in and it is pretty close. So I am okay with using it.

MyMamakat 2012-07-29 11:35:51 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby,I have used Reli-on in the past when I was traveling and ran out of test strips.I Never saw much of a difference in the readings.Even though it is a wallyworld product it actually can be relyed on.

shortysmalls 2012-08-17 19:18:31 -0500 Report

yes have noticed the reading are pretty accurate and not any difference from my One Touch meter that I have, so is a good thing…

GabbyPA 2012-07-26 15:05:30 -0500 Report

I have been using the Reli-on meter and this new one is even cheaper. I don't shop at Walmart, but I do use Sam's. I hope they will carry these. I will switch my meter to get the strips for half the price I pay now, and I pay a great price for strips.

Type1Lou 2012-07-26 14:02:22 -0500 Report

Now, if only Walmart could improve their accuracy and speed in filling and refilling RX's…I no longer use them because of the repeated errors and delays!