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Diabetes Supplies, How To Get Them For Free

Nov 4, 2007
Diabetes Supplies: How to Get Them For Free.

With the cost of medicines and consultants fees ever escalating it is becoming more and more important for diabetics to find mays and means to curb the cost of their glucose monitoring equipment and medications required to keep their glucose levels in check.

Statistics show that the person suffering from diabetes is likely to spend around $13,000 per year in prescription, and medical care this compares with the average of $3,000 being spent on prescriptions and medical services by people who do not suffer from diabetes. Therefore diabetes suffers are keen to find ways to get their diabetes supplies for free.

What You Need To Know About Free Diabetes Supplies

Fortunately, the government will provide you with Free diabetes supplies if you cannot afford to purchase them. For those among us who have health insurance you will find that there are also some insurance companies that include these services under their policies. In fact, the majority of diabetes service companies are affiliated with health insurance companies and as part of their cover, which is why you can get free diabetes supplies through the.

Where Do you Find Free Diabetes Supplies?

You need to be covered by health insurance such as Medicare and Medicaid both of which are associated with diabetes supply companies. Once you are covered, you should ask your health insurance provider which diabetes supply company they are associated with. Most of these companies have either a Free Diabetes Supply policy or offer these supplies at heavily discounted prices , they also offer free delivery.

Apart From The Financial Saving, Why Should You Use Free Diabetes Supplies

The aim of the medical profession is to insure that you get your blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. However, if you have any medical conditions that affect your ability to control your glucose level, then these levels may be a bit higher which is a concern. Keeping a close watch on your glucose levels as directed by medical professionals will insure you enjoy relatively good levels of health.

Therefore, it is important that you have on hand reliable blood glucose monitors, meters and other equipment so that you can monitor your present blood sugar levels. Of course, this equipment and supplies can be quite costly because you have to pay for blood glucose monitors and test strips. It is actually these test strips that can leave a big hole in your pocket, which is why free diabetes supplies are offered and are very much appreciated by sufferers of diabetes.

It is important that you remember that diabetes supplies are subject to expiry dates, therefore, it is unwise to go out and purchase bulk diabetes supplies as if these supplies expire then you are likely to receive inaccurate glucose level readings which can be very dangerous to your overall health. Even if you decide to purchase large quantities of your supplies they will still cost you a lot of money, this is why you should look for companies that can provide you with free diabetes supplies.
About the Author
Paul Courtney contributes articles to various publications pertaining to Alternative Medicine, Herbal Medicine and General Health and Wellness. He is the main contributor to http://www.diabetesadvisory.com
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