Freestyle Lite Test strips - I need to buy some at a good price

UGOTT1IGOTT1
By UGOTT1IGOTT1 Latest Reply 2017-04-27 09:40:15 -0500
Started 2014-09-29 22:01:59 -0500

My daughter is 11 and always runs out earlier than her refill date. Any suggestions?

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18 replies

brandon86
brandon86 2017-04-27 09:40:15 -0500 Report

https://www.diabeticwarehouse.org/products/fr...
I am in the same boat and always need to get more strips before the time frame my insurance gives me. With the cost of these freestyle lite test strips being higher than other brands it really takes a toll on my finances but I was able to find this company and they offer them cheaper than anywhere else I have tried or seen.

UGOTT1IGOTT1
UGOTT1IGOTT1 2014-09-30 23:05:57 -0500 Report

Thankyou! I have been looking on ebay, Craigslist and Amazon as well. She has the omnipod. The meter is inside of the pod so I can't use any other blood strips. When she sticks her finger the pod reads her BG and then it deploys the insulin. It's all in one. They are so expensive to buy them out of pocket.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-30 23:22:19 -0500 Report

Have you asked her Dr to write to the insurance company to increase her Rx of strips to the amount she needs per month? If a need can be demonstrated they should allow it.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-09-29 22:14:48 -0500 Report

I have a ReliOn Prime that I use when my prescription for the Freestyle Lite test strips run out (only get 100 every 90 days). which is a bummer as I love the FS Lite

Steve

UGOTT1IGOTT1
UGOTT1IGOTT1 2014-10-11 14:28:41 -0500 Report

Just last night I went up to Walmart to buy the Reli On Meter and Strips. I did not do it because for some reason the pharmacy filled my daughters prescription earlier than they should. That's the First! Anyway, I do like that Idea. Now why are they so cheap? Are the numbers accurate? I know that is difficult to know but you know your body. When you feel low do the Relion Strips and Meter show low numbers? Thanks for all the feed back.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-10-11 16:49:09 -0500 Report

I never go low … so can't answer that. … but … The ReliOn Prime was my everyday meter for almost two years and 3 times I tested with the ReliOn before labs to compare with their results and was never off by more than 5 so I feel they are as accurate as anything out there. Just not as easy to use as the Freestyle Lite.

Steve

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-10-11 16:48:12 -0500 Report

D'oh!

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-10-11 22:47:12 -0500 Report

not hard just that the freestyle lite are really easy … I have some spacticity in my left arm / hand thanks to a stroke and the freestyle is just easier. pretty sure for a 'normal'person not much difference

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