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Freestyle Libre Patches available from Superdrug Pharmacy - £35

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Carlton1512, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you look back, my original point was that the store locator was not working on my phone or PC.

    Followed by a suggestion I could Google to find the store in my town.

    Followed by me saying that didn't help because......

    So there appears to be a hole in my bucket.

    I have got it to work on a tablet and confirmed that the nearest pharmacy is over 40 kilometers away.
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Alexandra100
    Last time I checked, the wording on the Abbott site next to the tick box is roughly that you confirm you have been diagnosed with diabetes or that you are purchasing for someone who has. So by not checking this Superdrug will be breaking the T&Cs for sale, and potentially in times of high demand this is affecting supply to diabetic people who really will benefit from seeing changes in levels.
     
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  3. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies for not checking before firing off my "helpful" suggestion. What a pain the nearest Superdrug pharmacy is so far away. I suspect in any case that things have moved on, the Superdrug prices have risen, and they may perhaps no longer be the cheapest. I'm sure I have seen posts saying that members have bought sensors from supermarkets, and then there's Boots. It shouldn't have to be so difficult as well as expensive!
     
  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi,

    You may have the location services on you device switched off, or limited access to your browser?
    Certain apps like Facebook, maps & wot not, normaly ask permissions from the user.
    Check your settings.
    If you are getting a "no GPS" message? It could be the building you're in just blocking the signal?

    Some websites are not formatted very well for phone browser use. However (at least on my Adroid phone.) there is an option to to get a "desktop view" of the site.

    Pretty puzzling, none the less...

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, the phone is used frequently for GPS navigation so if anything it is an issue within the browser. It does pick up GPS within the house.

    Location services don't really work on the PC because there is no GPS. Sensibly designed sites recognise this and allow you to input a post code. I'm not convinced that the Superdrug site is sensibly designed.
     
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    XxTinkerxx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd be interested in knowing how they are in Superdrug also.

    Anyone?
     
  7. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    In my not very up-to-date experience, you can't get a Libre sensor just by walking in to a Superdrug shop. You have to ring up, or call in, and order in advance. Some Superdrug stores are more savvy about procedure than others. They have to register with Abbott before they can themselves order sensors, and in the past not all had. This led to delays. I suggest you ring up your preferred Superdrug and check availability, price, and also their requirements for giving VAT relief. Good luck!
     
  8. XxTinkerxx

    XxTinkerxx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I already have it direct from abbot. They sent me a link. Was just curious to see if they were cheaper at superdrug.
     
  9. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was Gbp49.99 from my local Superdrug back in March this year.
     
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  10. XxTinkerxx

    XxTinkerxx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
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