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Old 04-17-2013, 03:15   #1
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I heard that insurance can subsidize for the glucose meter and related test strips. can all of the following insurance subsidize? if can, should I need to buy first and later ask for claim? or other ways?

1)private insurance
2)medicare
3)medicaid

if unfortunately the glucose meter is broken, will the insurance pay me for one more?

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I can only answer about the first one. Every private insurance policy is different. The best way to find the answer to your question is to call the company and find out. As for a broken meter--they don't last forever and if the company pays for the first one, the next one will cost the same. Of course, misuse isn't covered. BTW, the meters aren't the high cost item; the strips are.

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Most of the companies will provide a meter for free if you request one. I purchased my relion prime with my insurance...it covered it most of the cost.

My second meter the contour next I got for free from the company and it came with a card to cover all but 15 dollars of the cost of the strips for that meter

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Some doctors and some meter companies give away the meter. (That's usually only the ones that use the more expensive strips.)

In the US, there are some brands with very cheap strips, especially the Relion Prime, which is available only from Walmart. There are some "house" brands (Up and Up from Target, some from the Kroger grocery chains) and others.

Mine are not covered by my insurance because I'm not officially diagnosed, so I use the Relion Prime meter.

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