HELP! My boyfriend was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

By JMOONEYHANDS Latest Reply 2010-11-02 20:14:13 -0500
Started 2010-11-02 07:44:00 -0500

We have no insurance and I need help finding free-no cost testing supplies for his Bayer contour meter. Any help? Any suggestions? :(

5 replies

mo91108 2010-11-02 20:14:13 -0500 Report

As KDROBERTS said Walmart has a generic called Reli-On They have a Micro and Ultima. The meters are only 9 dollars, and the testing strips are 20 dollars for 50 I use this when my test strips aren't covered. Good Luck & Remember with proper care this isn't a death sentence!
- Monica

sc1boy 2010-11-02 19:03:38 -0500 Report

If he doesn't have insurance you might try to get help from the heath department. They have gov. insurance or you might be able to go and get insurance through the state.

LadyRenee 2010-11-02 10:28:47 -0500 Report

That is true they work very will. Does he have health insurance , some doctors give out free meters as an start kit.

kdroberts 2010-11-02 08:14:05 -0500 Report

Try Bayer first, the number is on the back of the meter. If you can't get no cost supplies you can buy a generic meter from walmart or target where the strips are much cheaper than the Bayer strips.