A meter with lots of strips

By Harlen Latest Reply 2010-06-27 19:33:34 -0500
Started 2010-06-15 22:18:35 -0500

My mother inlaw just got a new meter her old one is three months old lol
She has given it to me I dont need it
I would like to give it to some one that needs it and cant get strips or a meter.
let me know it you need it .
Best wishes

24 replies

diabetesfree 2010-06-19 18:30:29 -0500 Report

I just finished writing an article about a group that accepts donations of non prescription diabetes test supplies and in turn gives them away to those in need. If you have any leftover supplies, they would be a good resource. Additionally, if you need a meter, test strips, etc. and can't afford them, they sound like good organization to turn to. They don't charge anything or solicit any money, to the best of my knowledge, although they do accept volunteers. Their website is at http://www.act1diabetes.org . If you want to read the original article, it's at http://bit.ly/97SW5X .


Harlen 2010-06-20 18:03:55 -0500 Report

Thank you the meters I had and the strips are gone lol and they whent fast
I liketo gin=ve here to my frends
I am a member of pumper.com and they will take non scrip things too
Best wishes

soldierswife 2010-06-19 13:37:39 -0500 Report

Hi! This is really sweet! I have an eleven year old daughter who could really use a meter! We have to share mine at the current time. My husband is in the Army, and tri care is so difficult about this stuff! If someone needs it worse, then by all means, but she could greatly use one! She, and I both are type 2! We did get her a meter at one time, but the strips for it are outrageous!!

Harlen 2010-06-20 18:04:20 -0500 Report

on the way

Pfc 2010-06-21 08:18:46 -0500 Report

Harlen, that was great of you . I was particularly interested in the fact by soldierswife about her having to share her meter because the Tricare would not supply the supplies for a child. That is so wrong. The VA and Tricare are crunching numbers again and we the vets and soldiers family are getting the short end of the stick that reads like" cut the number of strips they are too expensive , don't care about what the person has to do to control BSs, Our saving at the end of the year are what matters."
Hum, do I sound like I have been there many times.? This is one of my own going battles with the VA.

Pfc 2010-06-21 08:48:25 -0500 Report

Hi soldierswife, My interest was peaked when you said that you and your daughter both were type 2 and had to share a meter. The meters are free from the drug company and you can go on line and get a free one just about any where with only 10 strips tho. The shock is the strips!! That is where the drug company makes a killing.
Just to clear that I am not some old lady putting my two cents in, I am a type 2(10+years) on insulin and po med, An old WAC vet,also Army brat( father in 24years) and a retired RN so I know where you are coming from with the Tricare thing.
Since I am on SS(low income) I go to The VA for my care and I am in a constant battle mode with the VA about the number of strips I am supplied with. ONE A DAY.
Was your daughter tested and told that she was diabetic? If so did you go to the patient advocate and register a complaint, If she can't get help for the two of you , she should direct you to the Diabetic foundations that deal with children with diabetes.
Don't let yourself be dropped thru the crack, this is your child we are talking about. We don't get anything in life really free, but your husband being in the Army is pay enough to get at least proper care for his family. Please don't just sit and cry about this , take action. You can do it.

sherid623 2010-06-26 15:19:42 -0500 Report

Wal-Mart has a small meter that comes with 50 strips for only $19.88, this deal helps me out greatly when I cant get my strips for my reli-on meter because they are all sold out! :)

HarmonyStarr 2010-06-15 22:47:27 -0500 Report

That's such a sweet thing to do. I don't need one, as I was given one at the hospital, but I just had to comment on such a nice gesture.



Harlen 2010-06-16 09:34:33 -0500 Report

there are a lot of frends out there that get little to no help and may need it and its up to us to help each other.
Best wishes

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-06-16 19:03:16 -0500 Report

Hi Harlen, that is such a great gesture. There are so many people that don't have supplies to take care of their diabeties and this would realy help them. It's great to have people like you here on the site. God Bless You.

tavisnana4 2010-06-21 14:27:23 -0500 Report

Well, I sure could use one but that little 11 year old needs one first. You are nice to do this for someone. I say thanks to you and I don't even know you! :)

Harlen 2010-06-22 01:13:11 -0500 Report

I care for all my frends here
Best wishes all
If we work together we can all get thrue this