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6/12/14 2:19 P

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So I purchased a Reli-on Meter, and strips at WalMart. I've run it along side my regular meter, and tested it against the clinic's meter, and it gives readings about 17-19 points higher than the other two.

I ordered some control solution today, they said it would take 2 weeks?

Anyone else test different brands for accuracy?



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GLIOWIENRAYNA's Photo GLIOWIENRAYNA Posts: 68
3/24/14 5:17 P

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Wellmark provided me with a free AccuCheck meter when diagnosed....but man....the strips are expensive! My co-pay is $70 for 100 (I only test once a day).

What I've been having trouble with is the control liquid. My pharmacy doesn't carry it, and other pharmacies say I have to order it with my refill of the strips.

So -- I'm changing pharmacies. The small local owned one is just too hard to to business with, I hate to go to a chain, but Walgreen's drive-thru pickup .... here I come.

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11/21/13 7:29 A

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I use accucheck aviva and I contacted the company. Look on thier website for 800 number. They sent me a card and my pharmacy only charges me $15.00 for my strips.

Your not a failure until you quit trying.

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11/13/13 4:15 P

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Hey Barbara,
I use the Kroger meter and strips - medicare pays for my strips but I think they are $18 per hundred.

I know Walmart has meter and strips even cheaper (I just don't care for Walmart)

Kathy from southern West Virginia


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11/13/13 10:05 A

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Our Accu Check test strips won't be covered by our insurance in 2014. That's a shame because we were getting 100 strips for $15 even before we met our high deductible with their 'loyalty' card. Pretty sure they do this because once we met our deductible they got the full negotiated price for their very expensive strips from the insurance company. Beginning in 2014 the loyalty card will still get us a discount but we'll pay $60 for 100 strips. I can get the brand that works with a CVS meter, and seems about as accurate as the expensive strips, for less on a cash basis. Shopping online I think I payed around $30 per 100...been awhile so I really don't remember.

Along with the notice we got a brochure about One Touch that is one of the brands covered by our insurance. I took advantage of their offer for a free Vario IQ since DH and I only test at home.

Anyone have experience with this brand?

If you pay out of pocket for test strips, what is the best deal you have found? Internet resource?

Thanks! - Barbara

Barbara (aka NextSteps)

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