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Re: [IPk] Wireless meter link to pump



Does anyone know what type of test strips the Contour Link uses?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fiona Hunt" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 4:00 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Wireless meter link to pump


> Thanks Di and Rick - a bit clearer now. I think I'll wait a few days and 
> see if
> I get a letter about Contour Link and if not try to contact them. I use 
> the
> Bolus Wizard all the time so it would be handy to have the direct link.
>
> Fiona
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On 
> Behalf Of
> Diana Maynard
> Sent: 05 June 2008 15:53
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: 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
> http://www.medtronic-diabetes.co.uk/contact-us
>
> 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.
> Di
>
> 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?
> I
>> 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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