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Denied Accu-Chek Mobile Refill Prescription

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by bytorphoto, May 6, 2016.

  1. bytorphoto

    bytorphoto Type 2 · Newbie

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    I was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Type 2.

    The nurse gave me one of the TrueYou meters so I could home test.

    I decided to buy an Accu-Chek Mobile machine as it's totally self contained and doesn't involve carrying around used lancets and test strips.

    I just requested a refill prescription for the machine and was told "No."

    Actually, I was told that the machine was "obsolete" and not on their system for refills. They only prescribe the True refills and that if I wanted to use the Accu-Chek machine I'd have to buy refills myself. As they're almost £40 for a 50 strip cassette and 48 lancet cartridges, you can understand that this is not feasible for someone on ISA.

    Is there anything I can do to persuade/force them to prescribe these for me or am I, quite simply, stuffed?

    Help and advice gratefully received.

  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    As a t2 it's unusual to be given any testing gear so take the true you strips. The reason they won't prescribe for the mobile is the strip cost is about 4x that of the true you.
  3. Lindy1706

    Lindy1706 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Accu Check Cartridges are available on Amazon for about 32 for 2 x 50 cartridges and 16 for 200 + 6 lancets. E-bay also has them much cheaper.
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