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Re: [IPk] Glucowatch

Hmmm...  Doesn't seem like a company that I'd willingly want to deal

Best wishes,

(dm 30+, 508 1+, fascinated by capitalism)
In message <email @ redacted>, Michael
<email @ redacted> writes
>A while back, someone asked abut Glucowatch in the UK. I sent an 
>inquiry to the local office and received this message back today. It 
>is a little confusing about what is offered in the US vs the UK, but 
>there is a UK office and number to call.
>email @ redacted
>Sales of the second-generation GlucoWatchr G2(tm) Biographer in the
>United States began in September 2002. The GlucoWatch G2 Biographer is
>available through direct mail, not through retail pharmacies, and can
>only be shipped to a U.S. address. People interested in learning more
>about the GlucoWatch Biographer system can request information by
>calling toll-free 1-866-GLWATCH (1-866-459-2824) (U.S. only) or by
>visiting www.glucowatch.com (U.S. or Europe). To obtain a GlucoWatch
>G2 Biographer in the U.S., adults (age 18 and older) and children and
>adolescents (ages 7-17) with diabetes can call the same toll-free
>number (1-866-459-2824) to (1) answer a brief telephone
>self-assessment to be sure the device is right for them, (2) place the
>order, and (3) receive instructions for sending or having a health
>care professional send a U.S. prescription. In the U.S. the price of
>the Starter Kit, which includes the GlucoWatch G2 Biographer,
>instructional video, user guide, battery charger and two rechargeable
>batteries, as well as other accessories, is $698. A carton of 10
>AutoSensors is $75. 
>Our office in the United Kingdom is set up specifically for people
>within the United Kingdom and not for Europe or other parts of the
>world. Any GlucoWatch Biographers that are sold by that office must be
>shipped only to an address within the United Kingdom. The AutoSensors
>(the part of the GlucoWatch Biographer system that must be replaced
>after twelve hours of readings) must also be shipped only to an
>address within the United Kingdom. The freephone (toll-free) number
>within the United Kingdom for our office there is 0800.028.5256. NOTE:
>This number must be dialed from within the U.K. The number will not
>work when dialed outside the United Kingdom. The model that is for
>sale in the United Kingdom is the first-generation GlucoWatchr
>Biographer, at a current list price of #350. This includes
>comprehensive instructional materials and several accessories. At the
>present time, AutoSensors are sold in boxes of 16 for a list price of
>#50. The device is being sold to adults (age 18 and older) and
>children and adolescents (ages 7-17).
>We sympathize with the urgent desire many people feel to obtain a
>GlucoWatchr Biographer, and we suggest that you periodically check our
>Internet web site www.cygn.com for recent news announcements. To
>automatically receive company announcements by e-mail, click on
>"Receive Email Announcements" at the top of this web site's home page.
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