Shutdown and HME: StripSupply offers free diabetes testing supplies

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BOSTON – StripSupply will be waiving monthly subscription fees for both diabetes test strips and lancets for federal employees affected by the government shutdown. The company says with one in 10 people living with diabetes and with the cost of supplies often more than $500 out-of-pocket per month, “StripSupply does not wish for any federal employees living with diabetes to suffer from any additional stress, while they attempt to maintain their physical health and to cover expenses for housing and nutrition without pay.” There are 800,000 federal employees affected by the shutdown. StripSupply, launched last year, aims to reduce the out-of-pocket burden on consumers by offering a direct-to-consumer monthly subscription service for test strips.