One for Diabetics.....
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One for Diabetics.....

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Found 7th Mar 2007
Free Blood Glucose Meter Useful for diabetics. To claim simply ring 0800 0232 735 quoting 'freestyle offer.' Retails at £12.99

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Original Poster

Couldnt see this so apologise if it is already posted

BTW - havent tried this myself as (luckily) I dont have diabetes

ordered one for my mother! Should be coming in 28 days!

i will let my ohs dad know about this, but i think he has said before that the strips you test your blood on, are expensive thanx

Original Poster

Should be able to get the strips on prescription - my brother used to....

Why the cold vote???

i havent added heat or rep yet do it in a min, i think you can only get certain strips on prescription

Thanks for the pointer kelly_o_fanatic

If you're diabetic you should be able to get the lancets and the strips on prescription.

Looks like an old offer:

Don't delay - this offer is open until 31st December 2005 and is subject … Don't delay - this offer is open until 31st December 2005 and is subject to availability. Please allow 21 days for delivery.

Original Poster

rayman

Looks like an old offer:



I have just called and ordered one for my brother and they accepted it....

Great Good to know it works. Thanks again ;-)

rayman

Thanks for the pointer kelly_o_fanatic :)If you're diabetic you should be … Thanks for the pointer kelly_o_fanatic :)If you're diabetic you should be able to get the lancets and the strips on prescription.



I do and they are free - Free prescriptions for life

Rather not be diabetic of course:-(

Anyone know what insulin they stated, as its asks 'what you currently use'. My mother is diabetic so im not sure what she uses. I thought i would order one for myself to try out.

thanks. ordered for my mum.

angelnas

I thought i would order one for myself to try out.



wtf?

Hmmm you can be diabetic & on metforming tablets for meds

:roll:

type 1 - insulin dependant

type 2 - can be treated with either diet alone, tablets (metformin most common) and also insulin when the first two are not enough.

A bit late now... Half one in the morning...

Hope there's some left tomorow!

Strips are usually free, if not immediately then soon. Government (WE) pay for the scripts so that's why they bang these out for buck-shee as someone already said strips are the expensive bit. And if we... the diabetics, use their strips they make money... They don't give a monkey's where it comes from!

As for ordering one to "see what it's like" the word head springs to mind with a stronger word before it!

Hi

thanks for this I have just ordered one for my husband. I was asked which site I came from (they said there was an add on a freebie site which wasnt valid!!!!! not hduk tho)

so make sure you goto the deal so you know the details

no probs though

a useful post

Not diabetic myself, but know there are lots of people out there who are. So, voting hot and rep added on their behalf. :thumbsup:

Thanks! :-D

Original Poster

Glad to see this is proving useful for people

Thanks for this, I ordered one today for one of my patients who will be very grateful!!

angelnas

Anyone know what insulin they stated, as its asks 'what you currently … Anyone know what insulin they stated, as its asks 'what you currently use'. My mother is diabetic so im not sure what she uses. [SIZE="5"]I thought i would order one for myself to try out.[/SIZE]




This is why items like this are not available to people who genuinely need them - rather a selfish attitude, don't you think?

.....and I am an Insulin using diabetic!

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JJB

This is why items like this are not available to people who genuinely … This is why items like this are not available to people who genuinely need them - rather a selfish attitude, don't you think?.....and I am an Insulin using diabetic!



I agree, some people ruin it for the people who really need it. Plus - why would anyone WANT to do this? Doesnt make sense to me

Be careful on this free meter. My six year old daughter is diabetic and we got one of these a few years ago as they only need a small sample of blood to run the test.

The company had a problem with the way the meter reads and had to replace all meters.

Details of the recall here

fda.gov/cdr…tml

What annoyed me was the FDA recalled in June 2005. Abbott UK notified us in August 2006 :w00t:

Although they sent a new meter is was over a year since the FDA recall. In light of this delay I now refuse to use their products and reverted back to Accu-Chek (part of Roche) which has a far better kids magazine and enables kids to collect meter chips and exchange these for DVD's and other goods.:thumbsup:

Thanks for the extra info which shows them as being quite irresponsible back then.

rayman

Thanks for the extra info which shows them as being quite irresponsible … Thanks for the extra info which shows them as being quite irresponsible back then.


And thats putting it mildly!

This was a class I recall

Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious injury or death.

Unforgiveable in my mind which is why they are probably having to revert to giving them away:x

Original Poster

pluves1

Be careful on this free meter. My six year old daughter is diabetic and … Be careful on this free meter. My six year old daughter is diabetic and we got one of these a few years ago as they only need a small sample of blood to run the test.The company had a problem with the way the meter reads and had to replace all meters.Details of the recall herehttp://www.fda.gov/cdrh/recalls/recall-060705.htmlWhat annoyed me was the FDA recalled in June 2005. Abbott UK notified us in August 2006 :w00t: Although they sent a new meter is was over a year since the FDA recall. In light of this delay I now refuse to use their products and reverted back to Accu-Chek (part of Roche) which has a far better kids magazine and enables kids to collect meter chips and exchange these for DVD's and other goods.:thumbsup:



Good information, wasnt aware of that.

The last part should be interesting to people with kids who are diabetic, dont know any myself but will remember that for the future

Just had the freestyle mini delivered today. Thanks OP

thanks ordered ages ago but still havent received anything:?

Original Poster

No problem Glad I could help!
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