Tricare Insurance recently released a statement to their insured patients
that they have a new formulary for blood glucose monitors, the
FreeStyle Meter. This change has affected a large number of patients in Mountain Home
and surrounding areas.
Shortly after the Tricare information was released, the staff at the
Reppell Diabetes Learning Center (RDLC) began receiving calls and walk-in patients who wished to find out
more about the FreeStyle Meter. Questions were also raised on where to
get the meter so that they could continue to check their blood sugar and
remain healthy. RDLC provided demonstrations with the new meter and gave
each patient a voucher for a free meter, which can be picked up at local
As healthcare changes and insurance companies make adjustments, the RDLC
will continue to support diabetes patients at the local level. This ensures
there will be no interruption in patient care. For more information, call
the RDLC at (870) 508-1765 or email Jodi Bodenhamer, RN, CDE, RDLC Coordinator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or stop by the RDLC, located across Hospital Drive from the BRMC Main
Entrance, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jodi Bodenhammer, RN, CDE, Reppell Diabetes Learning Center Coordinator,
demonstrates the FreeStyle Meter.