I am a bit confused about the new freestyle test strips. I have a brand new Freestyle lite meter. I am brand new to the Omnipod and PDM (it will arrive on Feb 16th). I was told by the insulet rep that I needed to get a prescription for Regular Freestyle test strips. I was going to go to the pharmacy and pick up some regular strips so I had them on hand when the PDM arrives. The pharmacy only carries the Freestyle lite strips.
I have been following the test strips discussion closely about using new butterfly strips vs the old strips but I am still confused. Here are my questions:
- Are the new butterfly lite strips the only new ones? or did they make new regular strips also?
- Can the new butterfly lite strips be used in the PDM?
I would like to only have to buy one kind of test stip to use between my PDM and my back up meter. Is there any way to get a free meter from Freestyle that uses regular strips also? They only Freestyle meters I have seen at the pharmacy are the lite ones. Not one that takes regular strips.
Please help clear up my confusion.