For those needing inexpensive meters and strips

By sweething Latest Reply 2010-03-24 02:12:33 -0500
Started 2010-02-28 07:13:30 -0600

Wal-Mart has two of their meters on sale this week, and the strips are a fraction of those for other meters. It is Reli-On brand. Might be worth looking at if you are having a difficult time.

11 replies

scribbles 2010-03-24 02:12:33 -0500 Report

I HATE the Reli-On brand. It's personal, I guess. Mainly, it's the test strips I hate. I use and get supplies a lot cheaper than I used to. Maybe it can help someone else.

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Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-01 20:33:47 -0600 Report

I went the other day and got a meter and strips for under $30, however it wasn't the one I saw in the ad - it was still reli-on, just a different meter and it was cheaper. Anywho, thanks for the info!!
:) Danni

veggie1962 2010-03-01 09:45:42 -0600 Report

I have tried these meters and they are just as accurate as the name brands. I have a high deductible insurance policy and wanted to get the ReliOn diabetic products (strips, pen needles and lancets) through my insurance. They are listed on my insurance plan but the totally INSANE thing is that I would pay more than the shelf price for these products if I get them through my insurance (to count towards my deductible). I can get name brand strips for close to the same price through mail order pharmacy and the name brand lancets and needles were less expensive through mail order also. Our health care system is crazy!!! Here I am trying to save myself (and the insurance company) some money and it's being made soo difficult.

Kirla 2010-02-28 08:50:27 -0600 Report

I used the Reli-On meter for a couple of weeks when first diagnosed. I would still be using it today but Liberty Medical doesn’t have the strips for it. My insurance company makes me use Liberty. I have been happy with that one also.

trey66 2010-02-28 08:05:18 -0600 Report

That is the brand that I use and the strip are less than the other brands(50% to 75%) less, the meter is nine dollars but it is just a accurate as the other meters. I took mine to my doctor to see how accurate it is and read about the same(plus or minus 2 points) as the one in the doctor office.

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