Most of us get our diabetes testing supplies by prescription from a physician supported by our healthcare insurance provider. We take our prescription to the pharmacy and usually pay a co-pay for the supplies we need. I have been told that Medicare coverage provides meters, test strips, and lancets with $0 co-pay. Testing supplies are also covered by Kaiser Health Care Plans. Below are some popular suppliers of diabetes testing supplies.

7 Life Hacks to Manage and Organize Your Diabetes Supplies
https://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/managing-diabetes-your-way/life-hacks-manage-organize-diabetes-supplies#1

Blood Glucose Monitoring: Tips to Monitor Your Blood Sugar Successfully
https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/blood-glucose-monitoring

Diabetes Testing Supplies : Diabetic Supplies – Walmart.com
If not covered by healthcare insurance, or if you want more testing supplies than allowed by your healthcare coverage. No prescription needed to purchase at Walmart.
https://www.walmart.com/browse/home-health-care/diabetic-supplies/976760_1005860_1001839

Glucose Monitoring Equipment, Insulin Pumps, and Supplies (Kaiser Permanente)
Yes, home blood glucose meters and supplies are covered by your Kaiser Health Plan. The supplies include test strips, lancets, and lancing devices.
https://mydoctor.kaiserpermanente.org/ncal/Images/1066-E_tcm75-110571.pdf

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: The Use of the First or the Second Drop of Blood
We recommend washing the hands with soap and water, drying them, and using the first drop of blood for self-monitoring of blood glucose.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3041180/

The 9 Worst Mistakes You Make When Checking Your Sugar
https://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/worst-mistakes-you-make-when-checking-your-sugar



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