Like "Choose a meter on a couple of things. Set them in your priority. For me, the cost of strips is more important because I pay out of pocket. I use a Reli-On meter because the strips are $9.00 for 50. Many of the big name meters have strips that run about .50 to $1.00 a strip. If your insurance covers enough that's great. But I find from many members input here, that they tend to only cover 1-2 tests a day."