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Why should I check my insurance plan before I buy a blood glucose meter?

Before you invest in any meter, check with your insurance plan or company health program. They may pay for only specific meters or have a cost allowance. Also find out if you are covered for the test strips and the quantity allowed. 
You should check your insurance plan before buying a blood glucose meter to make sure it's covered. Some insurance companies only cover certain meters, so you may not get reimbursed if you buy a different one. Call your insurance company first and ask about the types of meters that they will cover. Once you know what's covered, shop around for the best meter that's covered, at the best price.

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