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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by nomoredonuts, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. nomoredonuts

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

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    Question really for SD Codefree users (or any related systems).
    Some time back I thought the spring in the stabber/lancet assembly was weakening. I couldn't get a new one from Home Health so I replaced the whole kit.
    Now I find the spring won't release and I'm facing replacing the kit, monitor and all, for a second time.
    Feel free to chip in with anything helpful, but I'd like to know how much use do people get out of theirs, or is there another way to buy just the lancet holder?
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Get a Accu-Chek Fastclix lancing device, it works with every brand of meter even unsupported ones.
     
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  4. alanj

    alanj Type 2 · Active Member

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    If you live in widnes - Runcorn area, I have about 12 new, you can have one.
     
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  5. nomoredonuts

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

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    Oh dear @Rachox !
    I'm hanging my head! Home_ Health is the only site I've ever used for my gear, and I'm clearly not clicking where I'm supposed to. I could only find the complete kit. I've clicked your kind link and ordered a spare.
    And I can stop using my kitchen knife to draw blood now...
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Tipetoo

    Is life getting back to normal with you now. I've not been in touch during the fires but obviously been following your situation. Hope you're OK.
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the offer @alanj

    But to get from the Dorset coast to the frozen wastes north of the Ice Wall would require passports, innoculations, tattoos...

    so I'll have to pass.
    Thanks anyway.

    ;)
     
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  8. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    All good here thanks. :D
     
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  9. alanj

    alanj Type 2 · Active Member

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    Get a prescription from your gp for a box of Gluco rx 30g lancets, free lancing device in box
     
  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I use my Accu Chek Fastclix. You can use any lancing device. It doesn't have to be the one that comes with your meter. The Fastclix is the best device going, as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I still have a Multiclix as well as the Fastclix, which I am using at present, I do not have many lancet drums left then I will pension it off.
     
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  12. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I have been using the Codefree since 2013, but have never used the lancing device. It always felt very "harsh" to me. I found a different one I liked better and stuck with it.

    I was recently introduced to a different meter, by HomeHealth, the Gluco Navii, which is more modern and may be more accurate. I'm still fairly new to that meter, but they are doing a deal, whereby if you order the meter, plus 100 GlucoNavii strips, they will deduct the cost of the meter, thereby making it free. That obviously includes the lancing device, which looks like the twin of the Codefree.

    The relevant page is here: https://homehealth-uk.com/all-produ...ose-meter-test-strips-choose-mmol-l-or-mg-dl/ .

    If you fancy giving it a go, and for whatever reason you can't get it to work, just give them a call. As you probably know, they are super-keen to please.

    To be clear, I am a very happy customer of long-standing. I have absolutely no commercial relationship with them whatsoever.
     
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  13. nomoredonuts

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

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    Sorry @alanj but my GP doesn’t understand why a T2 patient needs to self-test. So the chances of anything other than self-funding is remote!
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    OK @DCUKMod, I’ll try it.
    I gently destroyed my first monitor in Rome, when it wouldn’t keep dates, made errors and generally ****** me off. That forced me to buy an Italian one for two weeks. I’ve replaced two prick sticks/lancing devices since then, so I’m up for something new.

    And yes, I’ve found them a great company to deal with- more so since I worked out how to get the bulk buy discount!

    Edit for poorly disguised profanity.
     
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    #14 nomoredonuts, Feb 4, 2020 at 8:40 PM
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  15. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    There is a bulk discount for these too, but I don't know you ca. Mix the two - free meter and bulk buy, but if you are into that, why not give the money a call. Worst they could say is no?

    Let me find the codes for you.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @nomoredonuts , I can't lay my hands on the discount code right now, but I will get it for you. Watch this space.......
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @nomoredonuts - That took a while, but here we are. The codes are:

    20% off 5 packs of strips = navii5

    25% off 10 packs of strips = navii10

    Free meter with purchase of 2 packs of strips (from this link: https://homehealth-uk.com/all-produ...ose-meter-test-strips-choose-mmol-l-or-mg-dl/) = dcuk

    So there is now a small advantage buying 10 or 5 pots of strips.

    Just one other thing (apparently), they have adjusted the prices of the additional strips when you buy the meter via that link, so that the 20% discount for buying 5 packs of strips is included. Therefore, you could buy the meter and add 5 packs of strips and then if you add the dcuk discount code, you would get the meter plus 5 packs of strips for the 20% discounted price (£33.29).

    Good luck with it. I'm sure folks would be keep to hear how you get on with it.

    Edited to correct 10 pot text.
     
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    #17 DCUKMod, Feb 5, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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  18. nomoredonuts

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

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    A sterling effort @DCUKMod !
    I'm away dog-sitting in the frozen North but back home next week. I'll look into this and give an update.
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    "Edit for poorly disguised profanity."

    I should have used the real word! I would have felt better and you could have still enjoyed editing it. Now the members will have to guess which ancient Dorset terminology I used!!

    :happy:

    Edit for blame apportioning - It wasn't you, it was @Rachox !
     
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    tinker1 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi this code hasn't worked does anyone have any other codes for home health test strips many thanks
     
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