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Can you ask DSN for control solution ?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by eddie1968, May 3, 2016.

  1. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Never really thought of this but I got a new meter from my DSN 3 months ago and noticed bizarre readings lately which I couldn't really put my finger on (like increased carb intake/extra exercise etc).

    I did a test with my old meter and found readings differed by +/- 3.5 mmol/l on 18 out of 20 tests using both meters at the same time.

    As I get free meters and strips etc as I am on insulin can I ask for a control solution from the NHS from my DSN to calibrate this meter to see if it's faulty or should I just ask for a replacement ?

    Ta.
    Edward
     
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  2. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As a self funder I cannot answer the question, but depending on the meter, many manufacturers will provide control solution free of charge to you if you register the meter with them.
     
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  3. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    My DSN was happy to give me some control solution.
     
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