Mail order

By Misspearl01 Latest Reply 2012-08-11 16:06:45 -0500
Started 2012-07-30 17:41:19 -0500

I have been doing some research on the Internet on test strips how much they cost
I have no insurance and the strips that I use cost me 200 a month at my current pharmacy on the Internet they are a lot cheaper
I was wondering how many of you use mail order and are they accurate
How do I know they are not out of date
Please help

10 replies

mystikfairy61 2012-08-11 16:06:45 -0500 Report

I have found a program called CAP diabetic program that is very reasonable. You enroll for the program with how many times a day you test and the amount is based on how often you test. They send a meter, lancing device, appropriate number of strips for a month, and it has free shipping and sends automatically each month. You can check it out at
That is the enrollment page. check it out if you like. I don't have insurance either and was trying to find ways to cut costs as well. I have other sites if you are interested, send me a message. Hugs

Misspearl01 2012-07-31 17:22:23 -0500 Report

Thanks for the help I will check it out. As for insurance where I live I can't afford it. And the fact that someone is gonna force me to makes me angry

GabbyPA 2012-07-31 13:13:07 -0500 Report

I used to use E-bay for my True-Track. They usually list the dates of the boxes and I found a couple of good sellers that I trusted. Now, that being said, I also was at the mercy of what they had available.

Now I use Reli-on meter and strips and they cost me less than even what I was able to do on E-bay with always in date strips.

ShellyLargent 2012-07-31 12:26:12 -0500 Report

Are you dead set on staying with your Freestyle Meter? I had been using Walmart's brand, ReliOn, for over a year and had no problems with wither the meter or the strips. You can pick up the strips for dirt cheap and the meter is less than $10. If you call ReliOn's customer service, they will most likely send you a meter for free. I only stopped using my ReliOn meter because I now have an insulin pump that has a built in meter and it uses Freestyle Lite strips. I still have my ReliOn meter as a back up, though. I just seen in Walmart's current sales paper that they have reduced most of the prices on their diabetic supplies. Most are ReliOn brand, but I did notice that the cost of the Freestyle strips are now lower than they were just last month. They are also advertising Metformin for $4 for a 30-day prescript. Just thought I'd throw that out as well! :)

DeanaG 2012-07-30 19:25:03 -0500 Report

I have ordered strips for my Freestyle Lite on for $23 as opposed to the $77 at local pharmacies.
I have never received any that were even close to the expiration date. The closest was 7 months to the expiration date. I have always received them quickly and in great condition.
Good Luck with whatever way you decide to go.

Nick1962 2012-07-30 18:42:23 -0500 Report

I get mine from BIOUSA
They're much cheaper (the ones i use at least) and they may have a week or so less shelf life than the pharmacy. I have never had them outdate on me, but then i buy them frequently. Most places will not sell you a 100 count box unless it has at least 100 days before expiration.

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