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New Flash Glucose Monitoring from Abbott - Bloodless Testing

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Omnipod, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. KeithD

    KeithD Type 1 · Member

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    Sensor is £48.29 ex VAT
    Will need 27 for a full year (365/14=26.07)
    Costing £1303.83 + delivery

    Out of my price range for now for full time use
     
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  2. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you have full time use it appears there's a subscription option which delivers your sensors every quarter with no delivery charge. Website is annoying me though as I can't see how to sign up!
     
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  3. KeithD

    KeithD Type 1 · Member

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    Free delivery would be a bonus but £1300 a year is still to much at the moment
     
  4. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Same here! I would like to try it but I have eczema and my skin tends to react to a number of things and I noticed that one of thisthe trial participants dropped out after 3 days due to skin irritation which also makes me wary. Perhaps I can persuade the Dr to prescribe the sensors on the NHS!!!!!!
     
  5. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I speak to him on Twitter. He also reacts to his CGM sensors etc but has developed a method meaning he can use it.

    I have allergies too but thankfully my pump cannula is ok so I'm hoping this will be too, if not I'll try his method (using a tough pad as a barrier)
     
  6. cally

    cally Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well that's mine ordered. I can't really afford it but decided I just had to have one! Mainly so I can get to grips with what is going on with my levels overnight.
    I will probably use just one sensor each month and fingerprick for the other 2 weeks. I hope it's worth it
    I am a bit peeved about them charging me VAT though.
     
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  7. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've contacted them and I know another friend has spoken to a rep who has logged it. Seems there is a glitch. Use the contact form on the website to say what has happened and then I would think we'll get the vat back
     
  8. DunePlodder

    DunePlodder Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a Dexcom but would consider this system except for the lack of alarms, especially overnight.

    I would have thought that it would be relatively easy to develop a simple alarm device which could be strapped around the arm next to the sensor - i.e. in scan range. This would download readings perhaps every 10 minutes and sound a warning in a similar style to the Dexcom.

    Any technical types know whether this would be practical?
     
  9. smidge

    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Ordered mine last night - eventually. Website was crashing all the time and refusing to accept my credit card for some reason. Eventually resorted to Paypal and it went through OK. Was charged VAT but have filled in the contact to form to tell them to refund it. Stupidly I didn't order any spare sensors as I thought I'd wait and see what the subscription involved - now they're out of stock according to the website.

    Smidge
     
  10. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently you were limited to two sensors at a time anyway. Annoying! Will just have to wait and see how long until they get more I guess
     
  11. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Hale, so can you just order the Sensors when you like or do they automatically send them out and you have to pay regardless, what I mean is could you just use the monitor say for periods where you suspect your missing some high's, and not wear the sensors all the time?
     
  12. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They send them out regardless. I'm thinking for 1 year I may sign up for that but then I will not use them if I don't want to, then I'll have a little supply of them at home for when I want them instead of constantly ordering
     
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  13. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Thanks Hale, just a shame you can't order them as and when you want them, but your suggestion is a good one.
     
  14. Minnie45

    Minnie45 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a credit card glitch too, entered one card and payment went blank, entered again and got a duplication message do entered a different card and finally order went through. turns out both cards now have payments pending so I've emailed Abbot on their contact form after I spoke with them. They had problems which we all now know and VAT is going to be deducted and payment taken later today.
     
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    cally Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had a reply to my email which says that the VAT will be deducted from the final price. They are apparently working to resolve the problem ASAP
     
  16. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had an email for the VAT refund and a correction to the delivery charge :)


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
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  17. sharlie

    sharlie Type 1 · Member

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    i just had the email too saying they were going to refund the VAT and shipping costs. I wonder what are the chances that they will become available on the NHS? I believe it will work out cheaper than funding my test strips at 300 a month.
     
  18. beanbear

    beanbear Prediabetes · Member

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    Just ordered mine, process seems glitch free now :) so blumin' excited!
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Their sensors on the the Navigator CGM did not have long expiry dates!! About 6 months... Check to see how long the expiry dates are before you sign up with a storage plan.

    Why would you want to sign up fora year and pay if there is even a remote chanceof item being funded. You'd be much better of using stamp money on a letter to your CCG.
     
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  20. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    138.25 for starter pack delivered yes my hubby gave in its coming off my holiday spending money though:( I don't care it's ordered now, may just cut down on his Xmas pressies instead ;)
     
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