test strips

By ellenl Latest Reply 2015-02-24 13:13:14 -0600
Started 2009-09-07 19:01:02 -0500

is there a program that will help you with paying for test strips they are so exspencive medicad wont pay for them and i dont know what to do

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Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-24 13:13:14 -0600 Report

try calling the manufactory of the test stripes and see if they have some kind of program that might help you, also try the salvation army, sometimes they have them to give away. I know in my area we have a place called NIV, They have a program that helps with the cost. good luck in finding that resource.

ShellyLargent 2011-08-02 13:10:51 -0500 Report

Freestyle has a $15 "co-pay" program. Not sure on what quantity, but they will send you a free meter if sign up for the program.

Judy(JP) 2009-09-11 21:26:33 -0500 Report

I just ordered a new meter called Embrace and the test strips are very very inexpensive. 12.95 for a box of 50. The meter is new and pretty cool. I ordered 6 boxes of test strips and got the meter for free. 300 strips and a meter for less than a months supply of my old strips.


Consola 2009-09-08 17:37:54 -0500 Report

You are so right, the test strips are very, very expensive & there should be some program out there, where we should be able to get them at a discount.

jtausch 2009-09-08 16:53:50 -0500 Report

you can try ebay i have heard a lot of people buy from there you got to be careful of expiration dates

GabbyPA 2009-09-08 12:12:53 -0500 Report

You can also check with your local church or other program that helps people who can't afford them. I know that my mother's church will collect donated medical supplies and give them out the community. They don't ever have a lot, but it is a place to try.

I also use Ebay to purchase my strips. They are much less expensive and so far, I have never had any issues with expired or opened product. It has all been good and I can usually get it for half the cost, even with shipping.

Also, if you go to the shopping tab on this site it will take you to a page where you can shop for supplies. They can offer discounts on things just thru this site, so check that out as well.

2009-09-07 21:23:39 -0500 Report

I don't know the answer to your question, but I do know that some companies have programs that will give supplies to those who can't afford them. You might try contacting the company who makes the testing strips you use and see if they have any such program. You may hit a brick wall, but it's worth a try. Never hurts to ask.

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