Self-monitoring in diabetes requires certain financial costs. Costs include acquisition of the measuring device and test strips. Normal blood glucose meter is 1000-2000 rubles each study blood sugar - 10-25 roubles. The current standards of care for patients with diabetes do not involve the free provision of glucometers. However, some patients receive the device as a gift on various programs.

Blood glucose meter as a gift in the place of residence

Patients with diabetes are observed in the district hospital with an endocrinologist, internist or General practitioner.
To visit a doctor in the district hospital the patient with diabetes needed 1 time per month.
Doctor can help to get a free blood glucose meter if available.

Some municipal budgets allocate funds for the purchase of devices for diabetics. Unfortunately, such programs do not operate in all regions of Russia.

In addition, part of the manufacturers offered their products for free, as a gift further enhances the sale of test strips. Representatives of the companies most often transfer the glucometers for gratuitous distribution to the doctors in clinics.

The meter in the regional center

In many large cities of Russia is organized in specialized diabetes centres. On the basis of such medical institutions patients can undergo testing and training.

The doctors of the diabetes centres are sometimes able to transmit the blood glucose meter as a gift to the patient from the manufacturer. Large companies interested in distributing their products, often interact with physicians regional medical institutions.

Promotions manufacturers

To increase sales many companies provide promotions, including the distribution of free glucometers. Information about such events can be obtained from the attending physician and on the websites of companies.
Usually the shares are held in drugstores and medical equipment stores.
Free glucometer from the manufacturer can be issued when you purchase test strips or performing other conditions.


Various charitable organizations help patients with diabetes. To get free blood glucose meter you must know what funds and companies functioning in your region. The most active charity organizations support of preferential categories of citizens (orphans, disabled, veterans).

Every year 14 November is the world day of struggle against diabetes. Most of the stocks, providing including free distribution of blood glucose meters, are dedicated to this date.