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Re: [IPk] Wireless meter link to pump

Hi Fiona
I just got a letter in the post from my clinic saying I could get a free 
Contour Link meter. There's a letter and leaflet about it. Indeed 
Medtronic have teamed up with Bayer for this. It says to receive the 
meter either send back the form to Medtronic or call 01923 205175 or 
email them via their website at

So if you contact them you can probably get one too.

To be honest I'm not that bothered about it as I don't use the bolus 
wizard so I don't see how sending my results to the pump will help me. 
And I like my current Bayer Esprit meter as it comes with the strips 
already in it. But I might get one of these new ones just to try out anyway.

Fiona Hunt wrote:
> Can anyone clarify for me - I heard from a colleague (who heard it from a
> Sales rep at a pump workshop 2 days ago) that there is a BG meter that will
> send a wireless transmission of BG readings from the meter to the Medtronic
> Paradigm pumps. The rep said that letters would be sent out to Paradigm users
> soon. I searched on the net and found that the Lifescan UltraLink BG meter
> does this and is being supplied free to all US users of Medtronic Paradigm
> pumps! So I phoned Medtronic UK with glee thinking I might get one too (I
> currently use the Lifescan UltraSmart which uses the same test strips).
> Medtronic told me that in the UK there is some sort of deal with Bayer's
> Contour Link machine (similar wireless function), not Lifescan's. I phoned
> Lifescan to check and got the same message and was told you couldn't obtain
> the UltraLink machine over here. Medtronic told me that some of their
> customers had been written to about the Contour Link meter but it seems I
> wasn't one of the chosen!
 > Does anyone have any up to date information or experience of this situation?
> would prefer to get the Lifescan Ultralink as I already use the correct
> strips, machine but the ContourLink would be good as an alternative. On
> Bayer's website they do not mention the 'Contour Link', only the 'Contour'.
> How could I get hold of a ContourLink??
> Any comments would be useful - thanks.
> Fiona Hunt
> Type 1; Dx Nov 1993, pumping Paradigm 522 since Mar 2007; previously MDI
> novorapid/levemir
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