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[IP] truth in advertising
so I get these updates from AOL whenever something in the news mentions
"diabetes" and apparently the Glucowatch is now "approved" for use in kids 7
- 17. Of course, they add this caveat:
> The GlucoWatch is not perfect, so it doesn't replace those painful
> finger-prick blood tests that diabetics must do to check their blood
> sugar levels, the FDA warned. It said people should never use insulin
> or make medication adjustments without first double-checking a
> GlucoWatch reading with a fingerstick test.
EXCUSE me, but why would you want to BUY something that is even LESS reliable
than a meter...and do insurance plans actually PAY for these things? NO
wonder our insurance rates are skyrocketing!!!!!
Then the article says:
> The tests are painful and inconvenient, so many diabetics don't
> perform them as often as recommended,
oh please...they only say that cuz they have never done one. Sure, every
once in a while I will do a bone marrow draw cuz I push the pokie down too
hard, but on the whole, it is less painful, than say, tweezing my eyebrows,
or flossing my teeth when i haven't done it in 2 weeks....pain is
> The GlucoWatch costs $595, plus a $4 to $5 disposable sensor
> that the patient must replace every 12 hours.
Sounds like a worthwhile lifetime investment to me....:-/ that is $70 a
week, $3,640 a year!!
> To get a doctor's prescription for a watch, the FDA requires
> that patients be trained to use it and pass a quiz.
oh please!! people are trained how to drive, pass a quiz and then go out and
run over things...hope they train the glucowatch users to test their blood w
ith a meter test before they drive.....
i just do not understand the thinking behind this...
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