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Accu Chek Mobile Cassettes

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Loey1953, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Loey1953

    Loey1953 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I am a Type 1 and have just returned from my surgery having seen a diabetic nurse. I was informed that the surgery will no longer be providing cassettes for the Accu Chek Mobile because of the expense. I was given a Contour Next meter to be used with strips. Really disappointed because I found the strip free meter so convenient especially when out and about. Has this happened to anyone else? Any advice on who to contact re this to put a case forward?
     
  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Given that the Mobile Cassettes are £16.09 per 50 and the Contour is £15.23, if it is going to reduce the number of tests and therefore the level of control you have, it's something you should be able to argue with the surgery with little difficulty.
     
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    Loey1953 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for that Tim. I will contact the surgery.
     
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    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The new Aug 2015 NICE guidelines for T1s say diabetics should be given a choice of meter to suit their needs. (From memory - can't remember the exact wording). You should be able to cite those back at the GP if they are not willing to listen to just a polite request.

    I am also on the Accu Chek Mobile and it's very important to my frequency of testing. I am sure I would (did) test much less when I had to faff with individual strips, separate lancet, strip disposal, etc each time.
     
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    Pilgrim22 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    As my finger tips are completely numb, I cannot use normal strips and fiddly lancets. So the mobile is a godsend for me.
     
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    Loey1953 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Loey1953 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that information Spiker. Totally agree with you regarding the meter. Loey
     
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    Loey1953 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Pilgrim22. I think it's a fantastic meter so I am certainly going to follow this up. Loey
     
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    Saramel Type 2 · Active Member

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    I got slightly bolshy with my DN when she refused to issue the cassettes and offered me a new meter when I had just purchased the Accuchek Mobile. I told her in no uncertain terms how fiddly I found other meters and if I was forced to use another, I would just give up testing. Strangely enough, I was given a prescription for the cassettes! ;)
     
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    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Spiker Did you not get on with pump?
    I am having a break from mine at the moment
     
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    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE the Accu-Chek Mobile and Fastclix lancer drums, they are a Godsend and can be used with just one hand which came in particularly handy the other night when I was walking through town and had to test standing up with nowhere to put anything down onto!! I am using the Contour test strips with my Contour Next Link 24 meter now as I am on a Medtronic pump and it automatically sends the result of my bloods to my pump (which is also very handy) but I always carry my Accu-Chek when I'm out and about!! :)
     
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    crisbev Type 1 · Newbie

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    crisbev Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have been told by my doctor that they will not give out perscriptions for my meter anymore and I must use the meter that they want to give me but it is very old time why can't I have the choice anymore
     
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