I realize I am blessed with good insurance, but because I am out on disability, my income is very low right now... my test strips were $30 for 100 strips.. not sure if that is good or bad, but it is still too much for us. I won't be able to do that long term. Is there a way to get test strips less espensive? I have One Touch Ultra, are there other machines that have less expensive strips? Thanks, Susanna

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Are you on Facebook? Lizmari would be (would have been) a GREAT resource to help you out there. She knows a lot about doing things less expensively. I'll ask her and see what she can come up with. :)
Is Lizmari no longer on TuD, Devon??

Bottom line is if you have good insurance, you should figure out which type test strips your insurance covers at their "preferred rate". It can vary a lot; mine varies from $10 to 75 for a three month supply. Insurance doesn't charge like over the counter test strips. They charge per month supply or 3 month supply. "Supply" is defined by your doctor as how many you need to use to test for one or three months. So the more your doctor is willing to prescribe you, the more you will get for your $30.
Zoe.. that is a great idea to get a higher perscription...

and Devon.. thanks for contacting Lizmari for me.. yes I am on facebook.. under Susanna Woodward Petrie
Have you written the company and asked for help with your strips? Have you asked your doc about writing the company or her/his intervention in getting you some strips? Also contacting the local ADA or diabetes group in your area could lead to some help. If you are on disability you are eligible for Medicaid or Medicare. I know it's a lot of paper work, but it's worth it. Not for the $$, but for the medical that it will provide.
Try www.health warehouse. I researched the cheapest test strips and then bought meter to go with test strips. i buy my supplies from healthware; cheapest place i have found. Last time i ordered (last year-6-mts.supply) they still had free shipping. good luck.
i had to buy my meter from a different source-i researched the internet, for the meter. But that is a one time purchase.
at healthwarehouse... the wavesense seems to have the cheapest test strips and from I can read online.. it seems to be fairly accurate.. I guess I should consider switching to it.
I think 30 is as cheap as I have seen them. Whe I run out of my prescription I use wave sense presto meter and walmart carries a bucket of 50 for 17 dollars.

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