4 tips for buying blood glucose test strips online
Chasing online deals for test strips can be a hassle. And more often than not, the end result isn’t worth the chase. There might be hidden fees or the product itself doesn’t deliver what you thought. And when it comes to diabetes testing, results matter. With the Accu-Chek Guide SimplePay subscription program, you get quality strips for a consistent low price from a trusted provider. But no matter where you buy, look for these features.
Look for consistent pricing.
Some online deals are specially priced to get you to buy at a low price for first-time purchasers, but the price will go back up after that first month of subscribing. It’s important to not chase online deals and to find a source that you can rely on to offer the same price month after month.
Free delivery. No exceptions.
No matter how good a deal may seem, paying for shipping should be a deal breaker. Some programs also allow you to pause or cancel shipping at any time. Look for online shipping services that put you in control.
Don’t fall for expired strips.
No gimmicks here. Expiration dates on test strips definitely serve a purpose. They help ensure that you are getting an accurate reading when you test because the chemistry in the strip break down over time. Some distributors sell discounted strips online because they are very close to the expiration date or maybe even have already reached their expiration date. Yikes. When you buy Accu-Chek Guide test strips here, you are guaranteed strips with at least a 6-month shelf life.
Buy from trusted sources.
According to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, 95% of online pharmacies are illegitimate and unsafe.1 They could be selling counterfeit strips made to look like the real thing. You can verify an online pharmacy here. Or, you can buy directly from a manufacturer you trust.
Always pay the same low price for test strips.
Sign up for the Accu-Chek® Guide SimplePay subscription.1
1“VIPPS.” National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, nabp.pharmacy/programs/vipps/.