I'm gonna purchase one of the Relion meters. My insurance only covers 2 to 3 strip usage per day. I received my first batch of 100 for the Accu-Chek Ultra that I
am using. I think my copay for the strips and the meter was 30 to 40 bux. I received a Bayer Contour in the office at my dx, but my insurance company doesn't
cover Bayer products. Geeze @ the amount I pay for my "choice" insurance as it is! Can't live with it, can't live without it.
The prescription is for testing twice a day. I asked my NP and physician about this, they said insurance will not increase the amount of strips if you're considered
"controlled." Therefor...out of pocket, here I come. I'm still new and experimenting, and I test 4 to 6 times a day. Some meals I know won't spike me. I certainly
feel I need to test more than 2x's a day!
I've read mixed reviews about the quality of Relion, and Consumer Reports gives it a Best Buy. I think its worth the price for those of us who have to reach
out of pocket more often for things like this. I'll let people know my findings when I begin using it. Oh and which one I buy.