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WHat are the best test strips?
There are so many! I stated out using One Touch. I then wanted to try other meters. Some meters have more bells and whistles than others. I am currently using Bayer Breeze 2. I got tired of dropping test strips so I decided to try a meter that uses a disk with the strips built in. I am happy with this for the time being.
 

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WHat are the best test strips?
I use One Touch test strips and a meter. The best for you is whatever your insuance covers. If you have to pay out of pocket, I understand that Walmart sells a Relion meter and strips that are pretty inexpensive and work well according to the people that use them.
 

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When I was diagnosed 2 1/2 weeks ago my Dr. gave me a One touch ultramini. The first set of test strips were $55 for 100.

I called my insurance co. to see what test strips were the cheapest under my policy. They said I could use Accu check and the test strips would be $25 for how ever many my Dr. prescribed for 30 days. I called Accu chek and was able to get a free meter from them.

With the free meter came a card from Accu chek that said with my insurance and their card my test strips cost would only be $15.

I got with my Dr. and told her I wanted to test more then 2 times a day and would like to test at least 6 times a day.

I am now getting 200 test strips a month for only $15.

So when you ask what test strips are the best, I say the ones that will cost you the least.
 
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