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Diabetics: Roche Says It Can Save You Big Money

Type 2 diabetes can wreak havoc on your health. While lifestyle changes can help keep diabetes under control, many patients require oral medications or insulin injections as forms of treatment, too. Watch the video for how diabetes affects your body. Time Pharmaceuticals maker Roche overhauled its blood glucose monitoring system and introduced a new discounting offer that it says could save uninsured diabetics by thousands of dollars per year. The move could help alleviate political pressure as the drug industry faces mounting scrutiny over prices. It also comes amid increasing competition among blood glucose monitoring makers as diabetes rates rise. The new system pairs a free blood glucose meter with a smartphone app and discounted test strips. With some diabetics paying as much as $2 a strip for other offerings, the new Roche system paired with a free savings card could cut costs to as little as 40 cents per strip in the first 50-count box, then 20 cents per strip in subsequent boxes. The nation's 29-million diabetics pay widely varying prices for testing products, in part because many of them are covered by insurance. Roches' move is likely to provide the biggest help to the Continue reading >>

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  1. ellfa1

    Free test strips?

    UPDATE: We have an article listing contact information for free diabetes supplies!
    Hi. I'm new to diabetes and recently when I attempted to get more strips, I was denied as my insurance wouldn't cover it. Apparently they only cover what is prescribed. Since I was prescribed in the hospital, I believe I received a standard prescription which was generic to my personal needs. I am wondering if anyone knows any insider info to receive strips for free. I am a little worried as i won't be able to measure my sugar until sunday and do not have the means otherwise to obtain test strips. Any help helps!

  2. David

    Ellfa, welcome to the community! I don't know of any way to get free strips. If you live in the USA, I would call your regular doctor and get a prescription that will be covered by your insurance ASAP. Without a prescription, you won't be able to get strips. If you're outside of the US, we're outside of my expertise (and I use that word loosely when it comes to pharmaceutical laws!)

  3. ellfa1

    i tried that step and was told that they were unable to help out. I'm not sure as to where to go or what to do at this point, but i'm just going to give my base dose (as I am on a sliding scale) and hope for the best. My sugar has been OK so far, so I assume it will remain that way if I follow my diet. Thanks for you help!

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