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CookieZenmilk 05-15-2019 03:39 PM

blood sugar testing
 
I need to replace my elderly mom's blood sugar testing machine. any recommendations on an easy-to-use machine. I have no knowledge of any brands.

GEMRM 05-15-2019 04:17 PM

Around here, you can go to the drug store and talk with the pharmacist. They usually let you look closely at them and try them. The Diabetic Educator associated with the hospital also is a very useful resource. Maybe take your mom with you after you've scouted the options and see what she can manage?

tranum 05-15-2019 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by GEMRM (Post 8253663)
Around here, you can go to the drug store and talk with the pharmacist. They usually let you look closely at them and try them. The Diabetic Educator associated with the hospital also is a very useful resource. Maybe take your mom with you after you've scouted the options and see what she can manage?

agree here

LavenderBlue 05-15-2019 06:55 PM

I use Reli-On brand meter and test strips. They are very reasonably priced and sold at Wal-Mart. ;=)

Tiggersmom 05-15-2019 07:20 PM

Very reasonable priced!
 

Originally Posted by LavenderBlue (Post 8253705)
I use Reli-On brand meter and test strips. They are very reasonably priced and sold at Wal-Mart. ;=)

I too use this brand. The testing strips for 50 around $9 and for 100 are under $17. Due to the reasonable pricing I can test my blood sugar more frequently!

Staying on top of the BS really help me.

bearisgray 05-15-2019 07:28 PM

Wow - those test strips are reasonably priced!

quiltingshorttimer 05-15-2019 07:58 PM

also, check to see what her insurance company will cover (the test strips)--often you can get a device free by using the matched test strips.

quiltingcandy 05-15-2019 08:58 PM

When I had to replace mine it was what the insurance company allowed, and a dr's prescription. I don't think it cost me anything.

zennia 05-16-2019 04:47 AM

check with her doctor and insurance. My doctor had several machines to choose from and they were free.

LynnBBQ 05-16-2019 05:12 AM

I use the Reli-On from Wal-Mart too. The other meters might be free, but they kill you with the test strip prices. You might have to pay $17 for the Reli-On meter but the strips are 100 for about $17. The others give you a free meter but you have to pay around $1.00 per strip if I remember correctly. You make up the price difference in the first couple of weeks.


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