LifeScan, Roche, Abbott and Liberty Medical are some companies that offer free blood sugar meters. Many manufacturers provide free testing meters with the idea that their brand of test strips will continue to be used, according to GoodRx. Some manufacturers offer assistance programs for those who meet their requirements or whose insurance plan covers the meter.
The Abbott FreeStyle Promise Program makes free blood sugar meters and test strips available for anyone who meets requirements and whose insurance covers the meter. This program also has a patient support program that provides discounts on test strips. LifeScan's OneTouch Verio or Verio IQ meters are also available on a similar free program for insured patients, according to GoodRx. Free test strips, however, are not included.
The Accu-Chek Nano SmartView meter from Roche is part of the manufacturer's patient support program that offers tools, support and a discount on test strips. Additionally, those who currently use the Accu-Chek Advantage meter can get a free upgrade to the Accu-Chek Aviva Plus meter, according to GoodRx.
The Liberty Glucose Meter and the Liberty Diabetes Glucose Meter are two free products offered by Liberty Medical for qualified individuals. Diabetic meters are provided without cost only to those covered by Medicare or by a private insurance provider, according to Liberty Medical.