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Free blood glucose meter for diabetics.
The new CONTOUR® NEXT ONE smart meter and CONTOUR® DIABETES app have just simplified blood glucose tracking, to help you better manage your diabetes. Simple to use, the CONTOUR® NEXT ONE meter has be… Read more
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This prize draw runs from 3 October 2016 until 31 March 2017. You can … This prize draw runs from 3 October 2016 until 31 March 2017. You can only enter this prize draw once.So it is a competition!



Well, technically it is a prize draw but you're still on the right track. It shouldn't be in the freebies section.

They make the money from the testing strips and want people to turn to there brand. I bet there are loads of winner. Especially if you select a different brand and a high number of tests per week. To be fair I do like my contour tester, small and compact works for me

I'm aT1 Diabetic, these are available to Diabetics free, a lot of non diabetic HUKD users claim these (and brag f
about it) to try and make profit from, detracting from people in genuine need of this type of thing, which is why they shouldn't be posted here imo, (even competitions)
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my bad oO X)

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OneTouch Select®Plus blood glucose meter, available absolutely FREE to those who are on insulin therapy.
a blood glucose meter free to people who are on insulin therapy.
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Good stuff. Please don't abuse the freebies by ordering for the sake of it!

Can I ask high jabber device it comes with? Mines seen better days and if I can get away with not asking the gawp on reception at my GP to change lancets again that would be a huge bonus.

Boyf has had the Accu-Chek Mobile for three-four years now, send this one for him to try. His machine is getting a bit battered looking!
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FREE* OneTouch Verio®
OneTouch is offering their latest OneTouch Verio® Blood Glucose Monitoring System, absolutely FREE. Available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Why OneTouch Verio®? High-resolution colour disp… Read more
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Would the GPs still be able to supply the test strips and testing pins for these?
There must be loads of brands out there and I doubt everything is universal

Graham1979

Ordered yourself a HIV test kit too? You know just in case.



can you get HIV from your hand?

thanks

hostime

I'll order whatever I want if it's free. How do I know if I need one … I'll order whatever I want if it's free. How do I know if I need one until it arrives and I try it out?



Ordered yourself a HIV test kit too? You know just in case.

hostime

I'll order whatever I want if it's free. How do I know if I need one … I'll order whatever I want if it's free. How do I know if I need one until it arrives and I try it out?



You need to be careful what you wish for!
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Free Diabetes Monitoring Pack
This is a fantastic freebie for anyone who has diabetes. Sign up and you will get a FREE One Touch Verio with AAA batteries included. Not only that, you will also receive the latest lancing system - O… Read more
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Only applies if you are on insulin therapy!

this all depends on if your gp is willing to prescribe the test strips - mine won't as they are expensive.

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Free OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System Plus OneTouch Delica Lancing Device.
I haven't applied personally but I'm sure some one will find it useful. More info about the meter here http://www.onetouch.com/verioMeter
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OneTouch® is offering their latest OneTouch® Verio® Blood Glucose Monitoring System, absolutely FREE* to those who are on insulin therapy.

Available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Forgive me if I'm wrong but I think this is just for US residents.

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More info about the meter here
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FREE 365 Cookbook by diabetes.co.uk in pdF form
I received an email to fill on line form and got the link for the recipies for diabetes. i hope it helps you guys to control your diabetes and any other conditions leading from it...
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susieqt

Thanks - some yummy recipes for us without diabetes too!



Thanks enjoy them

Agree I am not diabetic my self but my P. grandfather(RIP) Mum(RIP) were, so I am potential diabetic and recently just escaping the borderline B.S level tests I have cut my sugar intake in teas and coffees to near negligible i.e. from putting in some 6 tsp along with something sweet like cakes, biscuits soon adds up, down to 2 or even 1 and still some biscuits and cakes can't give up....
having been recently tested for fatty liver, despite being on healthiest veg diet (bar the above confession) life style i.e. no fizzy drinks and alcohol or smoking.... so there are healthy choices which will come in handy. With more juicing and healthy lifestyle I have been told my liver has improved over the year. Remember Liver is the only self repairing organ so much after abuse if you come back to a healthy eating and lifestyle i.e. exercises you can reverse almost a Cirrhotic liver back to near 100% functionality.

The only thing I don't agree with is the artificial sweeteners which I will not use. Although there is no medical evidence for any thing artificial including some of the E num's I will keep away from.

Keep your Liver healthy is the motto the rest will be taken care of by it self

Thanks - some yummy recipes for us without diabetes too!

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if the pdf link doesn't work fill in the details here and an email will be sent to you....

If you don't have diabetes the questions cover that as well just and them as per choice...
Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 9th Jan 2015
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Free 30 day low carb cookbook and meal plan from diabetes.co.uk
Free low carb cookbook and 30 day meal plan. It includes low carb offerings for breakfast lunch and dinner. Seems to offer a bit of variety. It's a PDF and clocks in at over 30MB so be careful if yo… Read more
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great:)

:p:p

shakeyjake66

Don't thDon't think anyone would suggest stopping insulin injections for … Don't thDon't think anyone would suggest stopping insulin injections for somebody who's body has completely stopped producing insulin. Pretty much the only medication where it wouldn't be possible to negate the need for it using dietary restrictions would be insulin. Anybody who produces at least some insulin can have their insulin resistance improved by exercise, dietary changes and also, limiting the amount of carbohydrates in their meals decreases the need for large amounts of insulin to be produced. It's quite possible to come off medication in many cases, as long as blood glucose levels are monitored.


Hence me asking for the clarification

Don't th

dreamager

The removing the medication part would be the bad part for type 1 … The removing the medication part would be the bad part for type 1 diabetes. I have a friend whose crazy father thought it was ok to stick her on such diets and refuse to let her get any medication because 'he knew better'. She ended up in a coma and barely survived. Since then she has had 2 strokes because of the irreparable vascular damage it has caused and probably has a much shorter lifespan. There's is nothing wrong with the diet suggestions, but anyone advising that can remove the need for medication ie. insulin, is irresponsible and naive



Don't think anyone would suggest stopping insulin injections for somebody who's body has completely stopped producing insulin. Pretty much the only medication where it wouldn't be possible to negate the need for it using dietary restrictions would be insulin.

Anybody who produces at least some insulin can have their insulin resistance improved by exercise, dietary changes and also, limiting the amount of carbohydrates in their meals decreases the need for large amounts of insulin to be produced.

It's quite possible to come off medication in many cases, as long as blood glucose levels are monitored.

shakeyjake66

I don't see why that would be bad for type 1 diabetes. It's a healthy way … I don't see why that would be bad for type 1 diabetes. It's a healthy way of eating and would need low doses of insulin to cope with the low glucose levels associated with it. After all, the whole purpose of insulin injections is to keep the blood glucose levels low , but without being so low as to cause a hypo. What do you think the problem would be ?


The removing the medication part would be the bad part for type 1 diabetes. I have a friend whose crazy father thought it was ok to stick her on such diets and refuse to let her get any medication because 'he knew better'. She ended up in a coma and barely survived. Since then she has had 2 strokes because of the irreparable vascular damage it has caused and probably has a much shorter lifespan. There's is nothing wrong with the diet suggestions, but anyone advising that can remove the need for medication ie. insulin, is irresponsible and naive
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FREE* Accu-Chek®Mobile Giveaway @ Diabetes.co.uk
I believe ppl should use this deal carefully, let it get who are severely need it. Do you dread the daily chore of having to stop what you are doing and find a suitable surface to set up your blood … Read more
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interfece

Website dont work i apply hit Enter and nothing !



Same here

Is this still on?

Offer expired

They make there money from the test strips/cassette as they cost about £30 for 50 that's why they give these away for free all the time.

I filled out the whole form and was told I was not eligible.
It is only available to those who are on insulin, not tablets.
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latest OneTouch® Verio®IQ Blood Glucose Monitoring System, absolutely FREE* to those who are on insulin therapy
OneTouch® is offering their latest OneTouch® Verio®IQ Blood Glucose Monitoring System, absolutely FREE* to those who are on insulin therapy. Available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you'… Read more
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Check with your GP if they give prescription for Verio test strips first, you might be eligible but won't be able to change your prescription.
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Free Blood Glucose Monitor
neTouch® is offering their latest OneTouch® Verio®IQ Blood Glucose Monitoring System, absolutely FREE* to those who are on insulin therapy. Available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Shared Vi… Read more
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Thank you

Prufrock

Dude, lay off! The poster said he's on other injection therapy - i.e. … Dude, lay off! The poster said he's on other injection therapy - i.e. he's diabetic, and on injections, just not insulin! Who are you to judge if he needs the monitor? There are other injection therapies out there besides insulin, you know. You can be type 2 and be on injections (including insulin!). I guess the poster is on exenatide injections, which means his type 2 diabetes is quite bad and requires more intense monitoring.



dude chill

Please note metformin does NOT.....cause hypoglycaemia.



It may not cause it but it certainly increases the chance of having a hypo (this is a confirmed side effect as stated in the paperwork that comes with the tablets). I was on normal release metformin and was getting hypos due to the tablets. Put on the slow release with the same diet, and not had any ill effects for months. The thing with diabetes is that its not a one size fits all illness. What meds/diet works for one person will not always work for another. For example, I was having hypos at normal blood sugar levels, which by all accounts "could never happen", but the tests proved otherwise.

I think that it is totally irresponsible for people to make claims like there have been in this thread due to the fact that everyone is different and will react differently. Even the medical staff, the ones who are supposed to know, know very little in my experiences and in a lot of cases are part of the cause of the incorrect information that is being given out to newly diagnosed patients.

My advice is to do your own research, take an active role in your own care and see what works and doesn't work for YOU.
Edited by: "Simon_G" 31st Oct 2013

DrJayDee86

My point is that your relatives on insulin and exenatide are far away … My point is that your relatives on insulin and exenatide are far away from this person's simple likely metformin treatment, and those management is very different. Even so, the continuation of exenatide relies on a person's HbA1c and body weight falling over 6 months, so the regular BM's do not actually alter management anyway.NICE guideline:Self-monitoring of plasma glucose should be available to those on insulin treatment, to those on oral glucose-lowering medications, to provide information on hypoglycaemia, to assess changes in glucose control resulting from medications and lifestyle changes, tomonitor changes during intercurrent illnesstoensure safety during activities, including drivingPlease note metformin does NOT lower plasma glucose and does NOT cause hypoglycaemia.



I don't know where your point comes from considering the poster in question stated in his initial reply that he's on injection therapy for his diabetes, just not insulin. In other words, he's probably on exenatide, thus his BMs require closer monitoring (as you have just stated in your reply). At no point did he say he was only taking oral medication. The opposite is true, in fact. As for my relatives; my dad went from being diagnosed with type 2 and put on a diet controlled therapy to metformin, then metformin and glicazide, then finally being put on exenatide within a year of initial diagnosis. That's how quickly diabetes can get worse. He's been on exenatide for 3 years now, with no substantial weight loss after the first 3 months, but his BMs are remaining steady.
Edited by: "Prufrock" 29th Oct 2013

Prufrock

You're wrong - even those on oral medication need to test their bloods … You're wrong - even those on oral medication need to test their bloods regularly to see if there's any big change. If there is, they could well be put on injections such as insulin or exenatide. Put it another way; if what you said is true, there would be no type 2 diabetics on insulin or exenatide injections, as you seem to insinuate that type 2 diabetes doesn't get worse even with careful control! Incidentally, I have an uncle who is on insulin for his type 2 diabetes and my dad's on exenatide (type 2 also).



I think 'you're wrong' is a little blunt, as it depends what tabs her hubby is on. I guess he has not yet been supplied with a meter for a reason, and if GP or endo was concerned, they would be ensuring he did his BN's regularly. In people with well controlled DM on just metformin with satisfactory BM's, random BM's here and there is not going to alter management; that is the role of HbA1c - if it were not at satisfactory levels, then they may introduce a BM machine and get the person to do recordings. People on exenatide are, as you know, fairly far down the line of T2DM and this is only introduced when the only other option is insulin and the person is overweight and yes indeed those on exenatide and insulin DO need to do regular BM recordings, as do certain other situations as outlined below.

My point is that your relatives on insulin and exenatide are far away from this person's simple likely metformin treatment, and those management is very different. Even so, the continuation of exenatide relies on a person's HbA1c and body weight falling over 6 months, so the regular BM's do not actually alter management anyway.
NICE guideline:

Self
-monitoring of plasma glucose should be available to those on insulin treatment, to those on oral glucose-lowering medications, to provide information on hypoglycaemia, to assess changes in glucose control resulting from medications and lifestyle changes, to
monitor changes during intercurrent illnesstoensure safety during activities, including driving




Please note metformin does NOT lower plasma glucose and does NOT cause hypoglycaemia.
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FREE FreeStyle Meter Giveaway
found this from the 'Free OneTouch Verio Pro Blood Glucose Meter' which i think have expired..done some searching and it hasn't been posted yet.. you get to choose 1 of the 3 type..i opt for the FreeS… Read more
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it seems that it depends on the pct, some give funding some dont, most manufacturers will give out free machines, cos like someone has already said its the test strips where thety make the money.
i guess im lucky to get it all free thru my diabetic nurse. its still worth asking though, if uy feel testing would help keep control of your sugar levels. it helped me i went from being all over the place to a pretty steady level now.

matthewashmead

if u are genuinely diabetic, and need to check your blood glucose, then … if u are genuinely diabetic, and need to check your blood glucose, then your diabetic nurse/gp will supply you with a glucose testing machine FREE OF CHARGE. and u can get the test strips and lancets on prescription, making them free too.



this is what i had read but when my mum went to see her gp and asked for this, she was told they do not provide this for free.

if u are genuinely diabetic, and need to check your blood glucose, then your diabetic nurse/gp will supply you with a glucose testing machine FREE OF CHARGE. and u can get the test strips and lancets on prescription, making them free too.

usermruser

hah...here we go again..another cold deal from me...soz guys..



don't take it personally OP. thanks for posting.

this deal has been voted cold as it only works for the very few.

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hah...here we go again..another cold deal from me...soz guys..
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Free OneTouch Verio Pro Blood Glucose Meter
FREE* OneTouch® Verio®Pro OneTouch® is offering their latest OneTouch® Verio®Pro Blood Glucose Meter, absolutely FREE. Only available in the UK. To apply for your FREE OneTouch® Verio®Pro, complete … Read more
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The VerioPro giveaway has closed temporarily due to high demand.

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Ellis456

Please don't apply for these if you don't need them very selfish when … Please don't apply for these if you don't need them very selfish when people need them.



vickyatkins1

I second that very selfish if you don't need one. My son is 14 and has … I second that very selfish if you don't need one. My son is 14 and has been diabetic for three years and would love it if he never had to see another testing meter in his life.



Thanks for mentioning that, will help. I don't have a use for this and haven't tried to order one, thought it would be very helpful for those that need it.

it seems that it depends on the pct, some give funding some dont, most manufacturers will give out free machines, cos like someone has already said its the test strips where thety make the money.
i guess im lucky to get it all free thru my diabetic nurse. its still worth asking though, if uy feel testing would help keep control of your sugar levels. it helped me i went from being all over the place to a pretty steady level now.

if u are genuinely diabetic, and need to check your blood glucose, then your diabetic nurse/gp will supply you with a glucose testing machine FREE OF CHARGE. and u can get the test strips and lancets on prescription, making them free too.

I second that very selfish if you don't need one. My son is 14 and has been diabetic for three years and would love it if he never had to see another testing meter in his life.
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Free Life Scan One Touch Blood Glucose Meter @ Diabetes
Free OneTouch meter competition is back from now until April 30. Don't know if it's the kind of thing you put on the site, but it's definitely a good freebie for us diabetics or people who know anyone… Read more
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yeahbutitsnotfree

the test strips for these are very expensive.



If you have insulin dependant diabetes you get the testing strips and anything related to the disease for free, you are exempt from prescription charges.

the test strips for these are very expensive.

non insulin dependeant do test and find useful as well

this offer is for insulin dependeant diabetics only. But they don't tell you this until they have all your personal details!

this offer is for insulin dependeant diabetics only. But they don't tell you this until they have all your personal details!
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FREE OneTouch® Meter Trial
Only valid until end of the year. you can get a free lancing device too. It's normally £30 but is free. This should be used for people with diabetes or if you know some1 with diabetes. From the site:… Read more
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Thanks ordered one for my husband.

thewan

I need to eat more sugar



Believe me you ARE sick.

I'm typw 2 (medication and diet controlled) and I got one free just by asking the practice nurse at my GP's

Then I get the test strips etc free on prescription

AFAIK thats the same for all diabetics in the UK (stress the AFAIK bit there though)

Thanks, I've ordered one for my dad

avebell

Prescriptions are only free for Diabetics with Type 1. Also these free … Prescriptions are only free for Diabetics with Type 1. Also these free meters come up in various shapes and sizes for free in pretty much every issue of Balance magazine (published every two months – is free of charge to members of Diabetes UK)



Wrong. People with diabetes mellitus (i.e. type 2) qualify for free prescriptions as long as they are on medication for their diabetes.

patient.co.uk/hea…htm

Who can get an exemption certificate?People who have certain medical … Who can get an exemption certificate?People who have certain medical conditionsAlthough there are many conditions requiring regular medication, only the following qualify for an exemption certificate: * Treatment for cancer; note this includes treatment for the effects of cancer, or treatment for the effects of a current or previous cancer treatment. (Not available for patients in Scotland.) * A permanent fistula requiring dressing. * Forms of hypoadrenalism such as Addison's disease. * Diabetes insipidus and other forms of hypopituitarism. * Diabetes mellitus except where treatment is by diet alone. * Hypoparathyroidism. * Myxoedema (underactive thyroid) or other conditions where thyroid hormone replacement is necessary. * Myasthenia gravis. * Epilepsy requiring continuous anti-convulsive medication. * A continuing physical disability which means you cannot go out without help from another person.If you have one of the specified conditions ask for an application form (FP92A England and EC92A Scotland - clearly marked 1 January 2009) from your doctor's surgery. You need to fill it in and your doctor (or an authorised member of the practice staff) will sign to confirm the information you've given is correct. You will then be sent a Medical Exemption Certificate.If you have a Medical Exemption Certificate all your prescriptions are free, whatever the medication is for.

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FREE Bayer Contour Meter for Diabetics, PLEASE ONLY GET THIS IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS A DIABETIC
The CONTOUR meter from Bayer Diabetes Care helps people with diabetes to improve their diabetes control and become expert testers. Whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, using a CONTOUR … Read more
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Competition winners will be decided by means of a draw to be held within the first three days of each month falling between 1 May 2008 and 31 July 2009.
The winners will be notified by e-mail at the address

Suggest to me it's passed it sell-by-date

:whistling:

Excellent machine - I use the old style contour but will be getting one of these now, work great with the free WinGlucofacts software & free USB cable from bayerdiabetes.co.uk

Heat & rep to OP!

This freebie has been updated for 2009 - new Contour blood glucose meter being given away!

We use these at the hospital I work in so they are reliable

someone already posted this as a comp

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