Amy Tenderich was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May of 2003. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Diabetes Mine and co-authored the book Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes. You will frequently find her speaking at diabetes, health, and social media events across the country.

If you’re lacking medical coverage but have a little bit of cash on hand, you can get your diabetes supplies for amazing prices at your local Wal-Mart.

Seriously, the price points are incredible. For example:

  • Glucose meters starting at $9
  • Testing strips starting at 39 cents each
  • A ReliOn home A1c test kit for $9
  • ReliOn/Novolin insulin for $23.67 per vial

And get this: you can purchase a 30-day prescription for just $4—or a 90-day supply for $10—for hundreds of oral drugs, including:

  • Metformin
  • Glyburide
  • Glipizide
  • Glimepiride
  • Lovastatin
  • Lisinopril
  • Levothyroxine

There are many more available, including arthritis and pain drugs, gastrointestinal meds, asthma, and infection treatments, etc.

There’s actually research showing that Wal-Mart and Medco Mail Order are currently the least expensive drug vendors.


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