Ordering Diabetes Supplies Online
If you have been managing diabetes for a while and are hoping to save some money on your diabetes supplies, check with your doctor about ordering these supplies online. A little bit of research can lead to significant savings on your monthly diabetes supplies.
Once you get the go-ahead from your doctor, start asking other people you know who have diabetes, where they order their diabetes supplies. Start making a list of companies using online reviews as well, and then begin your research.
There are many diabetes supplies that can be ordered online – from a continuous glucose monitoring system, lancets, control solutions, to insulin pumps but you need to validate the online supplier.
First, check out the BBB (Better Business Bureau), to be sure there are no complaints or lawsuits pending. Then, check to be sure that your health insurance plan is accepted by the company. If you narrow down your list with these two requirements, you can then begin to check other requirements you may have.
For example,some of the companies on your list may offer free shipping. Some may have a minimum order amount, but that might be feasible for you each time you order. Make sure there are no upfront expenses, and if there is a no-risk guarantee, take it, and try them out.
There may also be some extra incentives for you to try a company, and these are good to note. Maybe a company has an order reminder that you can set up with your email account to help you stay on top of your supplies. Companies may offer free items to entice you such as cookbooks or meters or even online support. This is a great way to stay connected and may tip the scale in that company’s favor.
Take your time and have a checklist. Once you realize the ease and savings of ordering online, you may never have to invest that much time keeping up with your diabetes supplies again.