Diabetes: Type 1: Glucose Monitor

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Are Blood Glucose Monitors Expensive?


The cost of glucose monitor testing varies based on type of insurance coverage. The  the cost for the actual monitor if one were to pay out-of-pocket could be anywhere from $15 to $125. In some cases, discounts can be obtained. In other cases monitors can be found at no cost or insurance companies can provide tem directly

A box of lancets (needles) can range from $10 to $25. , the needles that poke the finger, those can range anywhere from $10 to $25 for a box of a hundred. Test strips cost about one dollar each if one were to pay out-of-pocket.


With all of these costs added together, glucose monitoring can become relatively expensive if one has to test frequently and is not covered by insurance. As such, it is important to for blood glucose monitor users to get in touch with their insurance provider to understand the benefits of their plans.