Marketed by Abbott Diabetes Care, FreeStyle blood glucose meters are used by diabetics who must test their blood sugar levels regularly. Use a lancet to draw a small drop of blood from your finger or an alternate testing site, then use a test strip to absorb the blood. Insert the test strip with the blood sample into the FreeStyle meter to get a blood sugar reading.
Drug Stores and Pharmacies
FreeStyle test strips are readily available in drugstores and pharmacies. Although the brand-name strips usually are costly, nearly every store offers a generic alternative that works the same and is designed to fit a variety of glucose meter brands and styles. Check the store's diabetic-supply aisle or ask a sales associate for assistance.
American Diabetes Wholesale
American Diabetes Wholesale offers discounted medical items required for diabetic testing. FreeStyle test strips are available at about a 50 percent discount from the normal retail price. If you purchase in bulk and your order totals $100 or more, you will be eligible for free shipping, saving you a few extra dollars.
AmericaRX.com is an online retailer specializing in medical products. FreeStyle Lite test strips are available here at about 20 percent off the regular price. The FreeStyle Lite requires a smaller amount of blood, helping prevent sore fingers for diabetics who must test their blood sugar numerous times a day.
AllegroMedical.com is another online retailer offering medical products, including diabetic supplies. FreeStyle test strips are available at a discount of about half the retail selling price.
Overstock Drugstore's online site also offers FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite test strips at about a 50 percent discount.
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