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Diabetes Blood Glucose monitor only £4.00 in store @Asda (Usually around £10)

£4.00 @ George (Asda George)
I dont expect this to make hot, but it may help someone. Freestyle Freedom & Freestyle Lite blood glucose monitors were in store in Hereford by the Pharmacy knocked down to £4 each. Dont know how …
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I dont expect this to make hot, but it may help someone.

Freestyle Freedom & Freestyle Lite blood glucose monitors were in store in Hereford by the Pharmacy knocked down to £4 each. Dont know how widely they are available, but worth checking your local Asda.

These machines generally come with 10 strips and seeing as the strips alone are around £25 for 50 its cheaper to buy 5 machines with 10 strips each and have a few spare machines than to buy the refills... These are great little machines as the blood required is absolutely miniscule and the lancet doesn't hurt anything like the Accucheck in my experience.

Worth getting one if you are worried - I didn't think I was diabetic until I tested. My symptoms were feeling letharic and sleepy about an hour after a meal, worth getting one to keep an eye on levels if you are at risk. They seemed to have a Diabetes information DVD with them as well.
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#1
Seems good to me, if accurate and you are worried about your health, nothing like having the comfort of checking in your own home if you are not a wuss and dont mind jabbing yourself!
banned#2
cicobuff
Seems good to me, if accurate and you are worried about your health, nothing like having the comfort of checking in your own home if you are not a wuss and dont mind jabbing yourself!

Not sure about this. Diabetes is a serious condition and you probably wouldnt entrust your health to some 4 quid plaything.
See your doctor instead- its free
#3
I agree see your doctor. However they may check your blood once and find no issue. If you buy this and use it to get readings at a set time day/night then it could actually help the Dr by showing a pattern.
#4
Its not a plaything dude, they are available on prescription if you are diagnosed
#5
now thats a bargain
suspended#6
This is the same as I am prescribed by my doctor so it certainly is not a plaything!
#7
samoyed
Its not a plaything dude, they are available on prescription if you are diagnosed


How much is a prescription these days? £4 is cheaper than a prescription I'm sure :thinking:

I see you're replying to the tool but still this shows how much of a deal it is that you can get it cheaper than from the NHS.
suspended#8
If you diagnosed diabetic using Insulin or tablets you do not pay for any prescriptions
#9
Diabetics get free prescriptions......I think they are reduced as Tesco sold off theirs last week......not stocking them any more.
#10
For someone with known diabetes these are a useful way to keep a check on the blood sugar level while away on holiday, etc, not a 'gimmick' but a useful way of keeping an eye on yourself. Hot at this price, £14 a go up here in our back of beyond town, thanks.
#11
Well I'm diabetic, my doc says so, and I found out by using one of these machines. But I dont get free prescriptions as you only get that if you are tablet or insulin controlled and I'm not there yet, (I am managing to diet & exercise control it for now) I know I will be on free prescriptions one day, but until then I have to pay the FULL retail price for these things, no prescriptions even, so thats £10 per machine and £25 per refill :-( So as Druss says £4 is still a very good deal for me... and there may be others in the same position as me out there.
suspended#12
If you do have to buy these the testing kits and lancets they are readily available on a certain auction website for good prices.

If you can control your diabetes by diet and excercise I think you are damned lucky hopefully you will stay like that.
#13
Thats where the last refill came from Bindy ;-) LOL!

Yes I am very lucky at the moment, so I dont mind paying for the testing kit, but every little counts these days ;-) Doc says that it won't last forever so I'll be on tablets or Insulin one day :-( But fingers crossed I can keep off it as long as possible.
#14
good deal....

Been diabetic since 13...no choice when I was diagnosed 25 years ago. Parents took me to docs, then hospital and on insulin that same day. Still remember my BM being 35, was lucky, that I got diagnosed.

If anyone has any concerns for anyone in the family ref blood sugar, eg classic symptoms of thirst,hunger and needing the toilet, this simple quick test can show if someone needs to see the doc. Well worth having.
#15
4 quid might seem like a really good deal but Blood Glucose monitors only come with a few testing strips. If you want more you have to buy them or get them on prescription. A box of test strips is 15 quid ish depending on the machine.... and a prescription is £7.10

Remember if you're diabetic and you need to test then you can get the Blood Glucose Monitors for free from you doctor and you'll get a prescription for the test strips. Not all diabetics need to test, if you're diabetic but you don't need to test then your doctor or nurse will tell you.... (e.g. if you're diet controlled)

Also lots of pharmacies will give you a blood glucose test for free so if you're worried it's worth going down to a local pharmacy to get yourself checked out.

trust me! i'm a pharmacist!
#16
Why would you want one anyway? Those who really need it will have it on the NHS, and so only those few who fall in the cracks, i.e. diet controlled peeps would relaly need to buy it :S

Why else would you want it?
#17
shareef
Why would you want one anyway? Those who really need it will have it on the NHS, and so only those few who fall in the cracks, i.e. diet controlled peeps would relaly need to buy it :S

Why else would you want it?


sometimes people are stubborn and say there is nothing wrong, I dont need to go to the docs.....

How many people do they say have got diabeties, but are not diagnosed....

For £4 if you are concerned for someone...its a no brainer.

IMHO.
#18
cheers ............. :thumbsup:
#19
thedriver
sometimes people are stubborn and say there is nothing wrong, I dont need to go to the docs.....

How many people do they say have got diabeties, but are not diagnosed....

For £4 if you are concerned for someone...its a no brainer.

IMHO.


Not really, diagnosing diabetes is not striaght forward at all! You can't simply take a reading or two and decide it. If you have symptoms relating to diabetes you should consult your GP. Tthese are only really good for monitoring glucose levels not for diagnosis of a endocrine disorder!
#20
I think the point is that someone may not want to go to the Doctor but if these tests were consistently showing a high blood sugar level they may reconsider. At any rate, four quid is a bargain even if as someone pointed out, it's just for diabetics to take on holiday.

shareef
Not really, diagnosing diabetes is not striaght forward at all! You can't simply take a reading or two and decide it. If you have symptoms relating to diabetes you should consult your GP. Tthese are only really good for monitoring glucose levels not for diagnosis of a endocrine disorder!
#21
thedriver
sometimes people are stubborn and say there is nothing wrong, I dont need to go to the docs.....

How many people do they say have got diabeties, but are not diagnosed....

For £4 if you are concerned for someone...its a no brainer.

IMHO.


Doctors advice can be a bit off sometimes. (diabetic for 17 years)

More to the point though this is a great deal.

Sorry but i couldn't myself with this quote, "the sweetest people in the world are diabetics"
#22
Excellent price, and good to have in the cabinets.
Diabetes Mellitus IS a long term and serious illness, but undiagnosed treatment leads to complications which take up around 10% of the NHS budget per year and DM complications cause aound 1 in 20 deaths.
More importantly in reference to this, it's estimated more than half a million people in the UK are unaware they have it.
Yes, if you have symptoms, go to your doctor (btw, I hope after five years of medical school and two years of foundation my advice isn't a bit 'off'') but it's a good price for a useful product. If it's less than prescription charges it gets my vote.
We also seem to be forgetting that there are certain people who do not qualify for subsidised prescriptions, so it's an excellent deal for those folks too.
banned#23
Excellent price. Didnt realise that the testing strips were so expensive though. Heat added.
#24
Im diabetic, get free prescriptions etc. but still think this is a good deal. Its worth £4 to get one to leave at work. I constantly forget mine!! The only reason I dont have one at work at the mo is because other people used to use it and leave it switched on and waste the battery! I think these ones turn themselves off automatically. Oh - and they have them in Asda Barrow-in-Furness, saw them on Sunday
#25
Im diabetic, get free prescriptions etc. but still think this is a good deal. Its worth £4 to get one to leave at work. I constantly forget mine!! The only reason I dont have one at work at the mo is because other people used to use it and leave it switched on and waste the battery! I think these ones turn themselves off automatically. Oh - and they have them in Asda Barrow-in-Furness, saw them on Sunday


:w00t:

How were they pr/cking there fingers, I hope nobody's sharing Lancets.
#26
shareef
Not really, diagnosing diabetes is not striaght forward at all! You can't simply take a reading or two and decide it. If you have symptoms relating to diabetes you should consult your GP. Tthese are only really good for monitoring glucose levels not for diagnosis of a endocrine disorder!



Was not meant to imply a diagnoses but is a good indicator that something may be wrong, to use as leverage to get someone to the docs
#27
If you are testing please stick to one type of meter as different brands will give slightly different readings and buying your own meter doesn't mean your doctor will write you a prescription for test strips. If you are diabetic and need to test, then it is useful to have a couple of meters for say work but stick to the same type.
#28
just to reiterate again, if you are diagnosed with diabetes your prescriptions are free so you would automaticallly get these sugar monitors free.
they are a very handy item to have around
#29
irshybar
just to reiterate again, if you are diagnosed with diabetes your prescriptions are free so you would automaticallly get these sugar monitors free.
they are a very handy item to have around


NOT if you are diet controlled, you need to be medicated for your diabetes to get free prescriptions :whistling:
banned#30
nat1217
Excellent price, and good to have in the cabinets.
Diabetes Mellitus IS a long term and serious illness, but undiagnosed treatment leads to complications which take up around 10% of the NHS budget per year and DM complications cause aound 1 in 20 deaths.
More importantly in reference to this, it's estimated more than half a million people in the UK are unaware they have it.
Yes, if you have symptoms, go to your doctor (btw, I hope after five years of medical school and two years of foundation my advice isn't a bit 'off'') but it's a good price for a useful product. If it's less than prescription charges it gets my vote.
We also seem to be forgetting that there are certain people who do not qualify for subsidised prescriptions, so it's an excellent deal for those folks too.


slightly horrified to see a medical doctor giving this the thumbs up and not offering the sensible advice of:
GO AND SEE YOUR GP
#31
I'm diabetic. I understand from my GP that there is a directive covering blood monitors, test strips and lances. It encourages extreme restraint in issuing to everyone, as the expense is greater than other measuring items (litmus type strips to P on, which change colour depending on the amount of sugar in the urine). Blood test strips are convenient and quick, most monitors keep a record and can be uploaded to a PC with a spreadsheet, unfortunately the companies that make them know this, and charge the earth (Bar studs). The western diet and way of life is not meant for the human body. Diabetes is increasing as is the associated illness and death. My biggest problem is I love Guinness. I don't need a blood monitor to tell me what 12 pints of the black stuff does to me.
#32
Mascherano
slightly horrified to see a medical doctor giving this the thumbs up and not offering the sensible advice of:
GO AND SEE YOUR GP


he did say go see you DR

nat1217: [COLOR="Red"]Yes, if you have symptoms, go to your doctor [/COLOR]

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