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New rules on Test Strips
2 years ago  ::  May 04, 2013 - 11:25AM #7
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I know a while back that Walmart sells a different meter where the tests stips are about $9.00 or so for 50.  It might be worth your while to call Walmart and ask them about the store brand that has the cheapest test strips.  The insurance companies and Medicare will NOT cover these but it is a good deal for those of us that have to pay out of pocket.  Sorry I am too lazy and pressed for time or I would go to the to check.  Maybe you can go to the web site and learn about it.  That is how I did it.


2 years ago  ::  May 03, 2013 - 10:05PM #6
Posts: 61

I just go to Walmart for the Reli-on (sp) strips.. 100 for around $40.. 

2 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2013 - 11:48PM #5
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I think the new rule is just a rule that the pharmacy your dealing with has.  I get my strips from a local pharmacy.  I get my strips from Medicare and I can't get them until I am about three days from running out.  That is a Medicare rule I suppose.

Trouble with mail order pharmacy that I use is that it can take 10 to 14 days to get the product after ordering it.  I don't get my test strips from them.

I find it cheaper and more convient to use the Walmart brand and like I said, I get them locally.


2 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2013 - 5:45PM #4
Posts: 169

I get my strips by mail order and do not follow this rule. So is it your insurance company that is making the rule?  My doctor writes several things of why I need to test such such as retinopathy and increased fall risk. The insurance company tells me when to reorder and I do.  No ten day rule. just providing a different view point. Nancy13

2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2013 - 6:52PM #3
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I know a certain individual gets blamed for all things and that is fine.     The whole system has been changing,    doctors  now think testing is  once or twice a week if that.    That is the new mantra from the medicial field,  talk to other diabetics on other forums   we just need to stand up and so NO   and just   remember test strips and meters    were not even around in the 70s.  or  if they were the lates 70s. 

2 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2013 - 10:13AM #2
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Thanks for the info!  and yes I agree with you...grumble grumble.  The American people have no idea what they are in for, just saying. 



2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2013 - 4:04PM #1
Posts: 148
Grumble grumble. Obama/medicare strikes again.  I just reordered my test strips.  I got a call from the pharmacy, they can ONLY refill if I have 10 days or less on hand.  New rule.

This is crazy, this is a mail order pharmacy, what if the mail takes longer.  I wonder what other surprises are lurking out there. 
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