Test Strips

Kirk H
By Kirk H Latest Reply 2017-06-03 16:01:30 -0500
Started 2013-02-28 13:07:52 -0600

I was diagnosed w/t2 about 10 months ago and have taken my testing very seriously, which leads to using a lot of test strips. I am using the One touch Ultra Blue strips that cost a little over a hundred dollars when I purchase them a hundred at a time. I recently checked prices on Amazon and purchased a hundred for $59.00 including freight. I have been using the strips for two weeks now and they seem fine, but I am a little concerned since the price is so much lower than anywhere else I looked. They came in sealed containers, the expiration date was okay, and they seem to work fine. Has anyone else purchased strips online with a bad experience?

11 replies

brandon86 2017-05-29 20:23:07 -0500 Report

I have been buying my test strips online for 2 years now and haven't had any issues. I buy my one touch ultra test strips at Diabetic Warehouse. I can't tell you how much money I have saved. It's truly a blessing. The strips are the same as you would get from Walmart or any other pharmacy but for a fraction of the price. I asked the same question when I first wanted to place an order and they explained the reason why it was so much cheaper. They said becuase they don't deal directly with the insurance companies they can offer at much cheaper prices. Amazon is good too but Its never the same seller so you never know what you are actually getting. Sometimes your order ships from India and it takes weeks to receive it and the expiration dates are rarely listed and if they are they are most likely outdated or not accurate. Here is the link to the onetouch ultra blue test strips I buy..https://www.diabeticwarehouse.org/products/on..... I hope this helps anyone in your boat. Best of luck.

tabby9146 2013-03-04 10:34:20 -0600 Report

I have never purchased strips online, but I have a prescription for my One Touch Ultra mini strips, they are blue, sounds like you have the exact same kind. I love them. However, insurance has gone up this year, so instead of paying about $30 for a 90 day supply I now pay $30 for for one month supply. I will be testing less often now.

moon74 2013-03-02 20:47:15 -0600 Report

Thanks to my Insurance I have one TOuch. The Strips are $30 for a 100. I have the mini one touch. And I love love love it. But the problem is There is no light and you can't see it in the dark. So I now have the Verio IQ. My dr. is happy cause it averages the blood sugars for the 3 months. I lost it for 2 months. lol. So much for the light. It has to be charged by the computer. But I will say this. The strips and the sticking hurt far less than the Mini one touch. And I change my needle often.

lneider 2013-03-01 17:12:26 -0600 Report

Itoo purchase strips for my breeze meter fro Amazon have for sometime & have not had a bad experience L

CassBen 2013-02-28 19:06:07 -0600 Report

Wow! I never thought to check Amazon! That is actually a great idea. I use 3+ containers of strips a month, so that would be a big savings. I started using a ReliOn Meter (Walmart) and strips about 6 months ago. While I do sometimes question the accuracy, my numbers (and insulin use) do seem to be stable and my pump settings have remained the same during this time. The savings were too much for me to ignore: ReliOn Prime meter was $16, and the strips are only $9 for 50 strips. This is a significant savings when you also have the expense of pump supplies, though the pump company does not recommend it.

Wuario 2013-02-28 13:48:54 -0600 Report

I had the onetouch also and being
That my diabetics supplies expenses
Are out of my pocket I went to embrace
Brand when you purchase 200 strips for
48.00$+\- you get a free talking monitor
@ american diabetes wholesale,
I am not pushing any brand in particular
They sell all brands . I buy cause strips are
a little over a quarter compared to the rest

manapua72 2013-02-28 19:20:26 -0600 Report

You can get meters free left & right … Where they get you is on Strips … Those always cost … You can buy generic brands that ARE just as good as the name brands … Yet even the name brands can be had for cheaper if you look around as you did by buying through Amazon … I used one touch for 10 , almost 11 years … I just started using Bayer Contour Next strips … Only reason I changed was I got a new meter that communicates with my insulin pump and my meter is made by Bayer … I believe you will have no issues with test supplies bought on line … It's good you test frequently !!!!!!! Keep it up !!!!!