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Are there any blood sugar monitoring machines without disposable strips?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: CGM

There are continuous Glucose Monitors like Dexcom. They are covered by many insurances but otherwise are 300$ a month, expensive.

In brief: CGM

There are continuous Glucose Monitors like Dexcom. They are covered by many insurances but otherwise are 300$ a month, expensive.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Disks & Drums

In case i misunderstood your question, there are meters that use multi-test platforms.
Bayer's ascensia breeze 2 uses disks that can do 10 tests, and roche's accu-chek compact plus uses a canister with 17 tests. These are nice for people with arthritis or other conditions that make handling individual strips difficult, but the cost/test is about the same as for meters using individual strips.

In brief: Disks & Drums

In case i misunderstood your question, there are meters that use multi-test platforms.
Bayer's ascensia breeze 2 uses disks that can do 10 tests, and roche's accu-chek compact plus uses a canister with 17 tests. These are nice for people with arthritis or other conditions that make handling individual strips difficult, but the cost/test is about the same as for meters using individual strips.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

But if cost is an issue, here are some tips to help.
1) make sure you have a prescription. Most insurance plans cover strips with a script, but not if you buy them over the counter. 2) if your doc doesn't download the meter, relion strips from wal-mart (for relion meter) are usually less than strips for a name-brand meter. Abbott has a program "freestyle promise" that can help lower co-pays.

In brief: No

But if cost is an issue, here are some tips to help.
1) make sure you have a prescription. Most insurance plans cover strips with a script, but not if you buy them over the counter. 2) if your doc doesn't download the meter, relion strips from wal-mart (for relion meter) are usually less than strips for a name-brand meter. Abbott has a program "freestyle promise" that can help lower co-pays.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Link for FreeStyle Promise Program: https://www.myfreestyle.com/frequently-asked-questions-for-the-freestyle-promise-program.html
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