Free for the asking

By MeiMei Latest Reply 2010-03-15 19:10:43 -0500
Started 2010-01-20 11:53:55 -0600

I have two meters, a One Touch Ultra 2 and a One Touch Mini I can give to a good home.Not sure if I can give away the strips yet. Also have some coupons for 75% off prescription drugs, for those not on an insurance program. I am going on the pump and will be getting new supplies. I will also have some Lantus left over in the Opticlic cartridges along with the Opticlic dispenser. If interested give me a holler. I would like to give these items to people who dont have many insurance options. As I said I am not sure about the test strips yet, if I don't need them I will send them along with the meters. Also to go along with the Opticlic will be a box of pen needles, probably less than the 100 listed on the label as I will be using them up until I get my pump started. If your interested you may contact me on this web site or at my e-mail.

25 replies

packrat2 2010-03-15 19:10:43 -0500 Report are the best, I went on the pump about a year and a half ago, I gave my meter {got a new one} away and some syringes, I think that is why we are all here…best regards packrat2

MeiMei 2010-02-10 10:25:07 -0600 Report

I still have the coupons for 75% off prescriptions.

MAYS 2010-02-10 10:32:01 -0600 Report

Your actions and consideration are both very thoughtful,
you are truly an angel for your kind actions !

" Mays "

roger 2010-02-10 13:36:06 -0600 Report

just to let u knowif u like one kind of pump just go to there web site and most will send u one for free i have gotten them this way

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 21:24:08 -0600 Report

I don't quite see how it would be illegal? Anyone can go into rite aid and buy a meter with out a script. I've done it. Idk about the lancets and strips tho. But the meters should not be a problem!

But anywho, I just wanted to add, I have BOTH of these meters! (one I keep in my purse and one for home) and I have to say these are really good meters!

kdroberts 2010-02-10 10:31:32 -0600 Report

Because using a prescription and having insurance pay for for all or part of them is not the same as you buying them for cash. It's more like you walking into rite aid, picking up a meter and strips then walking out without paying for them.

Kira_xo 2010-02-10 15:10:23 -0600 Report

Well if she has no use for them anymore, I don't see anything wrong with giving them to someone who can't afford a meter or has no insurance to cover one. Also, if she pays for her insurance she is more of less paying for her meter in a way. I honestly think it's nice of her for offering them up FOR FREE. It's not like shes making a profit off of it.

megwhite43 2010-02-22 16:38:34 -0600 Report

No two ways about it. If she has insurance she IS paying for them and she's also offering to spend money on postage on top of that.

caquilter 2010-02-09 21:12:13 -0600 Report

If you haven't found a home for your meter and strips I would love to receive one. I am unable to finance the test strips. I have no insurance coverage and a very limited income. Thanks for your consideration.

MeiMei 2010-01-28 13:33:35 -0600 Report

Fine then forget it. I can't give them away, I guess I will have to be wasteful and throw them away. Sorry.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2010-01-28 13:47:53 -0600 Report

What a crazy world we live in. I'm sure everyone here agrees with you. But we would hate to see you end up in trouble because of trying to do something nice. What's that saying about no good deed goes unpunished?

But the other important thing to know also is that if you were given the meter free or if you paid for it 100% out of your own pocket, then there are no restrictions (speaking of meters and test strips that can be purchased over the counter).

kdroberts 2010-01-28 14:06:35 -0600 Report

I agree with you, it sucks to waste a bunch of stuff like that when people could really use it. The only way to do something about it is to lobby the government to change the laws to allow people to donate prescription drugs and supplies they no longer need to designated charities without any repercussion from them or the insurance companies. Unfortunately right now the only thing you can do is "donate" them to be destroyed by the DEA.

I'm not trying to have a go at you or even stop you from doing it, just trying to give people info so they can weigh up the risk vs benefit.

jdmett 2010-01-30 11:48:16 -0600 Report

Hi alot of times you can take your supplies back to the doctors and they can give it to someone that can't afford the medication. When I was in a study for diabetic metabolic study they use to do that alot if someone went on the pump or went off inslin they would take their strips, caps for the inslin pins and other supplies in they would give it to someone that needed it just a thought doesn't hurt to check. Have a great day everyone my name is Jackie and I'm new to this site .

toowitchie 2010-02-05 18:36:49 -0600 Report

hmmm I did not realize this to be so. MY diabetic educator told me that I should give my needles, insulin, lancets, meters, ect away to someone else IF they were on the same type of products. OMG did I get the wrong advise? I gave away oodles of stuff!!!!

megwhite43 2010-02-22 16:34:56 -0600 Report

If there is a free medical clinic in your area, they would REALLY appreciate the left-overs/extras. Attendance at these clinics has gone up something like 60% in the last 5 years.

kdroberts 2010-01-25 12:59:46 -0600 Report

Very nice intentions but not quite legal. I'm assuming the meters were acquired for free via a doctor sample or the meter company or you purchased them full price in which case, all good to give away. If they were paid for by insurance then giving them away would be insurance fraud. Giving away lantus or the opticlix pen since it's RX only would also be prohibited.

A posted here posted a while back that their brother's insurance company refused to cover any of his CPAP supplies and sent him a bill for the ones they had paid for after they found he had given a couple away when he had spares. Do people do this type of thing? Of course. However it doesn't make it OK to do and without potential consequences.

Harlen 2010-01-20 14:42:20 -0600 Report

Congrats on getting to pump I love the one I have MM722 what typ are you getting?
Keep a back up meter the meter I got quit on me two weeks after I got it
I was glad to have a back up
Best wishes

MeiMei 2010-01-20 21:36:27 -0600 Report

Medtronic Minimed Paradigm . I get a One Touch with it that transmits the levels to the pump. I dont have auth for a CGM yet. that will be my next project.

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