I want a continuous BS monitor so I can really stop worrying myself and pricking myself constantly is their a way to get one without my doctor? Bc they won’t prescribe one
Tippi Sladaritz They are expensive compared to the strips
Jim Knepper Tippi Sladaritz I was trying to figure that out and it appeared to me they cost between $500-1,000 without insurance. Nobody wants to list the price
Olga Culver My insurance paid 798.00 for mine I have the freestyle libre meter and sensors and I get 7 sensors every 3 months
Tippi Sladaritz Matthew Sheehan all those prices ^^ are too much for me. I dont want to spend that. And my ins would probably not cover it. I can get my supplies on Amazon cheaper and I don’t check myself constantly. I can tell when i feel off. I check anytime i eat something new or if I remember to anytime I eat out.
But eating at home using same exact ingredients I can pretty well know what my numbers will be.
Last week and this week while on antibiotics I have only checked 1x every day because I was not eating much. It has been fine.
I think you may be letting yourself obsess about this too much.
Do you have plans for going to college or trade school? Plans for some goals to work towards?
I understand your intentions w your method of checking your sugar however it can be a slippery slope and not recommended by our group.
We recommend you check you BFS first thing.
At first bite
1 hr aft 1st bite
2 hr aft 1st bite
Most of us only eat 2 meals a day so that’s not so much sticking.
This is the only way to strictly monitor your blood sugar.
Nikki Edwards I agree! I have the freestyle and was astonished at how much I was missing and I was testing 15x/day with strips and mostly eating the same thing and not eating out.
Nikki Edwards I pay $39.99/month for 2 sensors at HEB pharmacy. That’s with insurance.
Shana Motta Ah okay…my insurance doesn’t cover so I’m back to paying $75/2 sensors a month
My old pharmacy must’ve used an additional coupon to help me because every time I went they only charge me $20 a sensor, but they have since closed down and I never got to ask them what they did
Shana Motta yeah I did and they looked at me like I was crazy …my last option is to try the discounted prescription card everyone talks about (but need to find it first
Tippi Sladaritz yes. I was doing that and then I got sick. I will start back up with it when I get back to eating more food. On the plus side my pants are looser.
Angela Bradford Jurkovski You do need a prescription, I’d find another Dr. My clinic seems to be encouraging them as they’ve seen such amazing results, I didn’t even have to ask. It has truly changed my life, and has given me the focus and insight I needed to finally get my diabetes under control after 14 years. I use the Freestyle Libre, and pay $100 for a 3 month supply of sensors. Maximum with a discount card (most seem to use GoodRx) should be around $75/month. I firmly believe it would be worth every penny.
Sue Klein Streisguth I’m using a Dexcom G6, got it as a trial through my diabetes management company (they only agreed to give me 1 transmitter and 3 sensors). It made such an impact on me that I asked my doctor for a prescription and I’m paying out of pocket for it because my insurance will not pay for it (I am non-insulin-dependent). I’m getting the prescription filled this weekend.
Nikki Edwards No you have to have a prescription. It’s the Freestyle Libre you want. Insurance should cover a lot of it, I pay $39.99/mo total for it which is half what I was paying for strips!!!!
Just ask your doctor. There is no reason to not prescribe. He works for you and if he’s not willing to prescribe find a new doctor! The Endo can also prescribe. Start with your regular dr, just call and ask for it. Try Endo if you have to.
Nikki Edwards Oh, Abbott has a coupon also so no matter what you should never pay more than $75/month total for sensors.
Delia Mendez My primary prescribed the freestyle libre, pharmacy said insurance didnt cover. Sensor reader and 2 sensors was $114.00. I thought u were able to buy on amazon, so I just googled freestyle libre and clicked on shopping, this came up as a link suggestion.
Shana Motta It’s cheaper with a prescription but good to know you can get one
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