Mine and my mom's cat is diabetic- does anyone know where to get cheap test strips? Or a cheap glucometer that comes with the sample 10 strips? I have to do the blood sugar curve every few months on the poor guy (I volunteer to do them to save money at the Vet)--and the test strips are a little over $1 a piece and only come in quantity 50 or 100..and those would expire long before we used all because I only use 4 strips each time I test-- so it's such a waste!
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
Wow, this one is tough, and I sure hope someone on this forum will help you on that. Caring for a diabetic cat can prove difficult.
I honestly hope someone has any idea how to help you, Hopeful1981. I wish you good luck, and God bless you for taking on such a responsibility of caring for a sick kitty.
All the best to you, mom and poor kitty.
could you try an add out...maybe a human out there in community who also lves animals would share a few???..some are on a plan where they are covered and maybe could slip you a few??...if you could get a few ppl maybe could round up enough for a supply each month...OR check with pharmacies...they need to throw out expireD ones with dates on..but im very sure like any product they are STILL GOOD FOR AWHILE BEYOND DATE
My 11 year old girl kitty was just recently diagnosed (January 5) with diabetes. She is on 2 units insulin every 12 hours. Just two days ago I bought a ReliOn Micro glucose meter at Walmart for $12.00. A box of ReliOn Micro test strips (50) only cost $21.94. I don't know if this will help. I haven't learned how to use it yet. It's a very small meter and needs no coding. My Vet didn't mention buying a meter, but I went ahead any way. So far I have taken her in once for a glucose test and will be taking her again the end of the week.
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