I’ve been accused of being “pro-Walmart”, but I’m really not “pro” any retailer but more pro people being able to afford their diabetes medication supplies and equipment. That’s what I feel is the most important thing!
I do know that Walmart has problems, but I believe in giving them credit where it’s due. I believe they were the first to start the $4.00 generic drug plan, now many others have started it as well, some even for free!
They still remain the only retailer to provide low-cost insulin, others could but have not done so. There is no generic insulin, why I have no idea since a person’s life could depend on it. Walmart has the older version insulin NPH or Novolin 70/30 and regular insulin for about $25.00, most other stores begin at $40.00+ dollars. They aren’t like the newer insulins, but all diabetics used them successfully before the newer ones were developed. I’ve used NPH for over 10 years now successfully. You also don’t need a prescription for these, but may for the needles depending on your location.
Now they’ve started a new program for test strips, so important to gain control and what I consider your “best tool”. Here it is:
That’s a GREAT price, and reviews are good for the ReliOn meters. Since you don’t need a prescription to buy meters or strips anyone can purchase them if they have insurance or not. Insurance will probably not cover them, but at this price it’s probably cheaper than any co-pay.
So yes, I do give Walmart a lot of credit for this, hopefully others will follow but they’re the first.
Thank you Walmart!!!!!
© EMO 7/12
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