By ncnurse1459 Latest Reply 2008-06-23 12:18:46 -0500
Started 2008-06-16 17:37:32 -0500

Call 1-800-874-3776 or go to to get a FREE BREEZE 2 Meter. It has no coding and has 10-test-strip discs so that you don't handle strips anymore. When you call, you'll also receive a free booklet, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People With Diabetes".

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luv2tan 2008-06-20 06:05:20 -0500 Report

i got several meters with no strings attached, one was at the other was a onetouch mini. i went to and put in free glugose meters and found the onetouch mini. i have aready recieved them both at no charge!i realy like the onetouch mini, it is small, easy to use, and its PINK!

dolphin_dreamer1706 2008-06-20 13:13:38 -0500 Report

whoever gave me the site for the new one touch ultra mini meter, where can you get the test strips for it? i been looking online and I cant find them. Please help me if ya can.

gogobob 2008-06-23 01:08:01 -0500 Report

you can get strips from american diabetes services 800-933-8085 and they are nice people they have a web also

gogobob 2008-06-18 16:42:47 -0500 Report

Free book !!!! does it come with crayons? I had a breeze 2 and the one i had is now smahed all over the street. I tossed it out the window and went to the avaia and like it better the breeze was over a hundred points different from the lab and my new one is only 5 points different and I don't get up and out of bed real well and it seemed I was out of strips. I know alot of you will let me know it is my fault for not keeping some close but with parkinsons my mind is not that good. I hope you that have the breeze 2 enjoy it and have better luck than I did.

ncnurse1459 2008-06-19 15:46:48 -0500 Report

I am currently using Acuu-Chek Aviva and find it pretty accurate. I recently tested it (at work) in the lab, with only 1 point difference beween them ! I used both venipuncture and capillary samples. FYI…to all readers. I sent out these websites to possibly help other readers who did not have a good machine, or who needed or wanted new machines or information. I am not trying to sell anyone a product. I look for bargains, and when I see them, I keep that info handy for others, as a resource. It is true that you must get your doctor to write a prescription for the brand you want to use. I have found that the system I am currently using dones't cost as much as what I previously used, so I recommend checking with your pharmacist as well,a s to what prices are attached to the different varieties. We all know the strips are the expensive part of the testing, so if you can get the manufacturer to supply anything, it is well worth it. Sorry for any inconveniences for you. Angie

tmana 2008-06-19 19:28:35 -0500 Report

Umm… your doctor does not HAVE to write you a prescription for your meter and strips. That is only important if your medical insurance covers one, the other, or both. In the past, I have had insurance that covered neither, or covered it at a greater cost than going out and buying supplies without going through my doctor.

jupton1 2008-06-20 05:08:10 -0500 Report

I also use a Acuu-Chek Aviva,they give me lots of free stuff. They will give you a free meter without a RX..This meter is realy accurate & I love the service I get from them..John

tmana 2008-06-18 03:17:37 -0500 Report

I went to the site, and the sign up requires your doctor to switch you over to their system. Thanks, but no thanks. Right now I am waiting for free meters (looking to test new technology) from Accu-Chek, Abbott, and SimpleDiagnostics (a private-label brand with inexpensive consumables).

jupton1 2008-06-18 03:20:26 -0500 Report

Almost anyone will give You a free meter.The trick is the company will want Your Dr. to change Your script.I fell for this bait & switch trick once.Accu-Chek was the best 1 I found & use.John

tmana 2008-06-18 05:47:42 -0500 Report

Actually… no. None of the four free meters I signed up for (have already received the OneTouch) required an advance switch of prescription. All they asked was, whether I, or someone I provided care for, was D, what type, and how it was controlled.

Also, you can get the booklet from Bayer with only the info flyers on both Breeze2 and Contour2 meters.

Anonymous 2008-06-18 11:43:19 -0500 Report

Where did you receive your previous meter? What type of insurance for your blood glucose meter and strips?
No Coverage
Managed care plan or Private Insurance:

Retail Store - Name:
Insurance Company - Name:
Mail Order Company - Name:
Internet Distributer - Name:
Other - Name
I went to them sites and they wanted everything but my birth certificate…

dolphin_dreamer1706 2008-06-18 12:28:01 -0500 Report

well after reading this if anyone knows any sites that actually send free meters please let me know because mine doesnt read correctly and i have no insurence so i would have to pay out pocket and i dont have that kind of money

tmana 2008-06-19 03:48:34 -0500 Report

Here are the meters I am getting free and the pages I used to get them:

Clever Chek Auto Code Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Manufacturer: Simple Diagnostics. Link: ***This meter sometimes runs as a private label meter. It has very inexpensive strips (under $20 for 50) at American Diabetes Wholesale

Abbott Freestyle Lite (or you can opt for the Freestyle Freedom Lite):
It may also be available through

Accu-Chek Aviva:

One Touch Ultra2 or One Touch Ultra Mini:

If you're looking for something relatively quickly, I got the One Touch Ultra2 in about 3 weeks. I'm still waiting for the other meters, which have a 6-8 week delivery time. (I have about another month left to wait for them.)

Some of these did ask if I had diabetes or not. None asked me what sort of insurance I had. None of these asked me to provide (or ask my doctor to provide) a prescription for their equipment and supplies.

GabbyPA 2008-06-19 13:00:37 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info. I went to Accu-Chek Aviva: and signed up for a free meter that also comes with a retractable lance. I have not found out about how much the test discs are, but I will get there when it arrives. This out of pocket stuff scares me.
There are also a lot of great things on the site and membership is free. There are a couple of self tests to see if you are managing your diabetes well. It can be very revealing, but it is also very informative. Thanks for the head's up.

tmana 2008-06-19 13:41:47 -0500 Report

I understand about the out-of-pocket… I have found ordering strips mail-order in bulk is less expensive than going to the local pharmacy. OTOH, if you don't have the capital to invest…

Again, a lot of folk opt for less-expensive meters that take larger samples, but have much cheaper consumables. Reli-On at Wal-Mart, or the Prestige meters at most of the big superdrug chains (CVS, Walgreen's, Rite-Aid, etc.) Often you can get the meter free with 100 strips, and the strips for the store-brand meter are usually under $30 per 100.

Check out what works best for your care, and your budget. There are a lot of options out there.

luv2tan 2008-06-20 05:56:50 -0500 Report

i got several free meters(no strings attached) one from, and one from think) on the one touch i went to and put in free glugose meters. i have aready recieved both of them. i really love my onetouch mini. it is small easy to use and its PINK!

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