Diabetic testing supplies

Overview

If you have diabetes, self-testing your blood sugar (blood glucose) at home can be an important tool in managing your condition and reducing complications. Frequent testing helps keep blood sugar from getting too high or dipping too low.

You can test your blood sugar at home with a small portable machine called a blood glucose meter. Talk with your doctor about how often to check your blood sugar. How often you need to check it depends on your diabetes treatment, how well your diabetes is controlled, and your overall health. If you are currently taking insulin and need to check your blood sugar often, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) may be an appropriate choice for you.

Learn more about your type of diabetes and how to monitor your blood sugar levels.

 

Manage your diabetes

Blue Shield of California offers members a free Roche Accu-Chek® blood glucose meter to help you manage your diabetes with confidence. 

There are two ways to get a free meter: 

  1. To order online, visit the Accu-Chek® Guide Me product page. Click the GET IT FREE button and fill out the form to receive a voucher by email.
  2. To get a meter from your local pharmacy, print the Accu-Chek® free meter voucher and give it to your pharmacist with your prescription and Blue Shield of California ID card email.

 

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are available through select durable medical equipment (DME) providers, under the medical benefit. If you have pharmacy benefits with Blue Shield, you also have access to select CGMs through your retail pharmacy. Prior authorization will be required. Check your plan benefit documents for additional information.
 

Contact information

For questions about the free meter offer, call Accu-Chek® Customer Care toll-free at (800) 241-6642.

For general questions or to report issues with your meter, call Accu-Chek® Customer Care toll-free at (800) 858-8072.

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