I just wanted to pass this on for those like me who are new to diabetes or just want a new meter.
My Dr. gave me a free meter but I found out the test strips (with insurance) was $55 for 100. I did some research about how they really stick you with the price of strips.
I called my insurance company and asked what test strips from what company would be the cheapest under my insurance. I found out I could get a months supply for $25 if I used an Accu chek meter.
I checked out Accu chek online and found their customer service number. I figured I'd call and see if I could talk them into sending me a free meter. It wouldn't cost a thing to call and if they said no I'm not out anything.
They were real friendly and did indeed ship me out a new meter with the whole kit that goes with it for free. It came fed ex in two days.
To my surprize, with the meter came a card that says I can get a months supply of test strips for only $15 by using their card along with my insurance.
This sounded too good to be true so I called to make sure I was reading it right. I haven't tried it out yet but they said how ever many my Dr. prescribed for a month would only be $15.
Has anyone done this and is it true? If so I'm going to ask my Dr. to prescribe me enough so I can test as often as I would like to.
Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is find a meter that you want and call and see if the company will send you a free one. After all, they don't make money from the meters. It's the supplies that you have to buy that they get you on.
So go ahead and call for a free meter. Odds are they will be more then happy to send you one.
This may be old news for some but it might just save someone some money, I hope.
I'm a newbie and all this is new to me. Please be gentle