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What Are Good Companies To Use For Testing Supplies?

What Are Good Companies To Use For Testing Supplies?

I am looking to change mine and I can use U.S. Med, Better Living Now, or Byram Healthcare Centers with my insurance.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I get my testing supplies through a company called Diathrive. They mail out supplies according to how many test strips, lancets, you use every three months and a glucometer. plus the pen type sticker.

posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I use Livongo. Through my insurance, everything is free. When supplies are needed, I just push a button on the meter and supplies are sent to me. http://www.livongo.com Check them out.

posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Don't use Byram if you can help it. I am using them right now to send my Freestyle Lybre supplies. They get things messed up. Don't use a Reli-On meter from Walmart. It is not accurate. It's possible US Med might be ok. Good luck.

posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I just checked into different meters therefore different supplies. I changed to AccuCheck because that is the brand that my insurance company covers. Did you see if your insurance covers any particular brand? If your insurance does not provide any coverage than you can select whichever you want depending on what you want. Most meter companies will give you a free meter (just go to their website) because they will make their money on you with your purchase of the test strips. AccuCheck provided me with a free meter and my insurance covers the test strips where I only pay $25 for 100 test strips. I mention this because AccuCheck also provides a savings card to you that you can by 100 test strips for no more than $29.99 for 100 test strips (which is much less when compared to other brands). This will work at the drugstores or you can use their mail order. The overall least expensive is the WalMart Relion brand meter (WalMart does not give them away) where I believe the meter is $19.99 and you can get a box of 100 test strips for $14.99. The meter is a plain meter does not do much - for example others have the ability to send the information you have to your smartphone in case you want to send the data to your doctor or if you want to use your data with one of the many diabetic apps that are available today. I hope this helps.

posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Compare Byram Healthcare to Walmart, you will probably change your mind.

posted over 3 years ago
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