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******FLEXLINK PLUS RE-CALL******

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by ebony321, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. sugar2

    sugar2 · Well-Known Member

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    :D I for one, at least, believed what you said. I have always used flexlinks, due to an allergy tothe steel, but always refused to move the the flexlink plus, because of what you wrote...so thank you saving me the hassel of having to change now! I can imagine it feel good, to be proved right too.

    If I didn't have a problem with the rapid Ds...this is what I would use, it is what the clinic recommends that you use...but unfortunaetly they made me itch like mad! Thank good ness for choice eh.
     
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    sugar2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mind you, I am a bit disappointed to learn that it is only becasue of my lack of super model body that I can use them!
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Sugar2...I'm lean and mean (according to my GP) and I love the 6mm rapid d's, so much more than having to get the inserter out for the flexlinks and plus's. On the plastic cannulas on my stomach I was having so many bad levels and pain and blood, everywhere I put them. My legs are my favourite places.... I just really like the rapid d's and putting them in myself is a whole lot easier than loading those machines and firing them. I wish I had a bit more super model body, as long as the weight didn't shift to my bum and legs.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with their recalls....
     
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    Finally this morning Monday 28/02/2011 we have had a response from Roche about this matter which has scant details but confirms the previous post from the OP is correct :

     
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    What a fabulous name for someone who deals with Diabetes related topics all day!

    Thanks Ken.
     
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    My letter arrived a day later than promised by Mr Sweet and without the promised SAE to return the portion they wanted back to confirm that I'd received it.
     
  7. ebony321

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    I also got mine, however it didnt state what to do with any you have at home so i called and they're sending me a bag to send them back in, and was advised to keep the flexlink assist as the re-call hasn't been decided as permanent, but personally i won't be returning to the flex link plus.
     
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    Anyone know what the latest is on this? Have they worked out what the problem is, and when they'll be sent out again?

    I had inexplicable highs on the Flexlink Plus and all mine were recalled. The regular Flexlink that they've replaced them with are much better, fortunately. But there's limited stock...
     
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    Anyone know what the latest on this is? Because they're still running low on stocks of the regular Flex Link equipment...
     
  10. Chas C

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    Really, thought this was resolved last year and I've been on these for some time now and had no problems getting supplies. Last delivery was only about a week ago when I was delivered 3 months worth of kit.
     
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