Insurance Copays

By Stonewall Latest Reply 2013-10-01 21:15:38 -0500
Started 2013-10-01 11:47:54 -0500

I understand that testing blood sugar is an important way to help control and manage diabetes, but with the price of testing supplies how do you manage the cost with a box of strip costing over $50. Even if you are on private insurance how much does the copay normally cost?

5 replies

ShellyLargent 2013-10-01 12:27:02 -0500 Report

Everybody's co-pay is going to be different based on what kind of coverage they have. When I had to buy strips out of pocket, I was using the ReliOn brand from Wal-Mart. The meters are very inexpensive and the strips are cheap. Check here:

Depending on which meter you want, the strips are $9 for 50 to $35 for 100… The meters run $15 to $17 dollars. In most cases, you could buy the strips, then call the ReliOn customer service number on the box and they will probably send you a free meter to match the strips…

haoleboy 2013-10-01 12:49:24 -0500 Report

I'm with Shelly on this. I have no insurance at the moment. Were it not for those $9 ReliOn Prime strips at Walmart testing would just not happen.