Free meter

By rikanpam Latest Reply 2010-11-23 15:55:13 -0600
Started 2010-08-31 18:09:59 -0500

I learned about Diabetic Connect from the "free glucose meter" and little or not cost for testing supplies. I was contacted by someone and was told that I would get my free meter and a 90 day supply of strips and lancets would be sent to me. But, I needed to keep the reference # with me at all times and that someone would call me and ask me for that number. No one has called me and I was wondering what to do…I thought the contact was awesome..I am on a fixed budget and really could use low or no cost for testing supplies. My plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield does not recognize any help with this. Is this a hoax or am I not being patient enough. I have no number to call them back..but, could sure use the supplies. My doctor supplied me with 30 free strips…and I am almost finished with those. I cannot afford my accuchek aviva supplies. What do I need to do?

7 replies

jayabee52 2010-09-01 06:49:23 -0500 Report

You might want to use the DC email system to contact John Crowley (one of the folks on your friends list when you signed first on) He might be able to find out what's up.

How long has it been since you got the reference number?

kdroberts 2010-08-31 19:34:03 -0500 Report

What state are you in? Most mandate that testing supplies cannot be excluded from coverage.

rikanpam 2010-09-01 07:33:16 -0500 Report

I am in Texas…I can't believe that BCBS doesn't cover testing supplies either…they say its' the plan that my company is on…doesn't cover any kind of weight loss either…it's a real bummer!!

CaliKo 2010-11-23 15:55:13 -0600 Report

Do you have a prescription from your doctor for the test strips? My BCBS in Texas coverage pays like any other non-specialty prescription, but I did have to ask my doctor for the prescription.

kdroberts 2010-09-01 08:48:46 -0500 Report

They can't deny coverage for any of these supplies in Texas, it's state law.

1. Test strips for blood glucose monitors
2. Visual reading and urine test strips
3. Lancets and lancet devices
4. Insulin and insulin analogs
5. Injection aids
6. Syringes
7. Prescriptive and non-prescriptive oral agents for controlling blood sugar levels
8. Glucagon emergency kits

Here's a link to the state laws on the subject. It should jump you to the right point but if not, look for chapter 1358, section 005 of the texas insurance code.