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Blood sugar meter

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Ausra, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Ausra

    Ausra · Well-Known Member

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    Hello dear diabetics! I have urgent question. I lost my blood sugar meter, where do I get it asap? Anyone had any problems or needed to wait until it gets delivered? I know they sell it in boots, but maybe if I go to walk-in, I get it for free? Please help somebody!
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Your local hospital diabetes clinic will have spare meters, pop in tomorrow morning and ask for one, alternatively just buy a cheap one for today.

    It always pays to keep spare meters for occasions like this, make sure you keep a spare in future.
     
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Best bet to get hold of a meter quickly, is go to Tesco, Sainsburys or Asda and get what ever is being sold from the pharmacy section and use the experience to be a lesson learned that you should always have a back up meter to use just in case...
     
  4. Ausra

    Ausra · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm..I didn't know supermarkets sell them too. Well thanks, I'll go see diabetic team tomorrow if they give me appointment.
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi Ausra
    you don't need an appointment
    just go to your health care team and explain why you are there -- one of the nurses should be able to help you.
     
  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Depending on which company make your meter. Phone em up. Tell em your type 1 & most will supply a replacement for gratis .
    Accu-Chek for instance will send for the following day when my old one died on me.. I mentioned what if I drop mine? & they threw in a free case & a spare monitor.!
    They make the money on strips & cartrages.. Like printer companies & ink..
     
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