If you don’t have it yourself, you probably know at least one person living with diabetes. More than 30 million people in the U.S. alone have the condition. Which means you’re likely familiar with the hassle of having to monitor glucose levels at all times. The process involves pricking your finger tip with a needle to test a drop of blood—ouch!
When you have diabetes, it’s crucial to make sure it’s under control by testing your glucose levels often, based on your doctor’s recommendation. Luckily, for those who are sensitive to it or just tired of the repetition, there is an easier way: the Freestyle Libre, an FDA-approved glucose monitoring system that works as an alternative to the finger stick.
How does Freestyle Libre work?
The Freestyle Libre comes with a 14-day sensor that is worn on the upper arm. It lets you monitor your blood sugar levels anywhere and at any time. The sensor captures the glucose concentration in the interstitial fluid every minute and records the glucose concentration every 15 minutes. All this data is stored in an eight-hour log. The set also comes with a user manual, a USB cable, and a power adapter.
How much does the Freestyle Libre cost?
You do need a prescription in order to purchase the Freestyle Libre 14 day system—and the sensors can often be pricey. The out-of-pocket price is around $129.99, but you can save with a SingleCare savings card. It can be used regardless of your insurance status—even when you’re on Medicare.
You can search for your Libre Freestyle diabetes monitor on our site before you go to the pharmacy. To find the best price, we always recommend that you compare our price with the cash price and/or your copay.
You can either choose to text, email, or print the coupon to yourself from the SingleCare website or request a physical card to be sent home to you, so you can easily pick up your Freestyle Libre sensors at one of our partner pharmacies, which include: CVS, Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens, Target, Longs Drugs, Fry’s, Kroger, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade. To check on savings, you simply have to type in your zip code to get the pharmacies near you and adjust for quantity (if you’re picking up for yourself and a friend or family member).
If you forget or don’t have time to look up before, you could also ask your pharmacist to ring up all options at the counter.
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