BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Walmart today launched an effort to save diabetes patients in the U.S. up to $60 million annually with Walmart's exclusive ReliOn brand of diabetes products. ReliOn products provide an affordable, high-quality option to help the nearly 26 million individuals who live with diabetes in the U.S. better manage their disease.
In particular, Walmart introduced today the low-cost ReliOn Prime meter and blood sugar test strips. The retailer will offer the ReliOn Prime meter for $16.24 and ReliOn Prime blood sugar test strips at $9 for 50-ct strips, or 18 cents per test. People with diabetes use meters and blood sugar test strips daily to test their blood sugar levels and determine when they need to take insulin.
I think theres one drawback to these strips. Every other time I've been to walmart since I bought those strips (like, 5 times) They've been out of stock! It seems like everyone is buying the things up!
TimmyMac, have you looked to see if you can buy them online? if so then you can stockup.
Just got a whole bunch of strips from Walmart in the US (they don't have them in Canada). The Relion Prime seems to test 10-20 higher than my One Touch Ultrasmart. I really wish I had a greater meter variety to compare. Anyone else have any issues with them?
i live in spain and whenever im back in the us i get about 400 of these to use with the 100 a month the spanish socialised medicine gives me every month. i find they work fine. my relion meter also tests about 10 points higher than both of my accucheck nanos. i take off 5 to avg the numbers out. when i test on my accucheck i leave that number alone :)
When I go out I keep a Walmart Prime meter in my purse. I compared it with my Nova Max and it does test higher but since I'm aware I have no issues with using it. I test often and would be upset if I wasn't able to test.
Lost my response. sorry if it gets double posted.
Thanks, I'm super excited about these once more. I'll keep in mind the slightly higher test results.
This is great news! And others will have to follow suit to remain competitive, I hope.