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[IPk] Re: Optium ketone test sticks



Sorry, I should have changed the subject to say that I was talking about 
Optium ketone test sticks.

June
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "June Searle" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Glucotabs


> Hi
>
> Thanks for that Jackie and Mary.  I have had no trouble in the past but 
> for some reason they new version was taken off my prescription.  As they 
> weren't there, I forgot to reorder and had a lot of trouble recently.  I 
> put in for a prescription last week and collected it on Friday.  I had 
> added a note that I needed them again but they were not included and I 
> have to go to sort this out on Monday.  I shall take a copy of your email.
>
> June
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 7:12 PM
> Subject: RE: [IPk] Glucotabs
>
>
>> Hi Mary
>>
>> Your GP is wrong about the blood ketone testing strips.  They definately 
>> are on
>> prescription.  The problem was that the packaging changed and you used to 
>> get a
>> box of eight strips.  When the box changed to 10 strips per box for some 
>> reason
>> they no longer appeared on the computer under the old code and the doctor 
>> and
>> surgery staff cant find them. I assume that it was something to do with 
>> Abbott
>> taking over Medisense and the name changing on the box.  You have to 
>> quote them
>> the new exact code.  It changed well over two years ago.
>>
>> http://www.abbottdiabetescare.co.uk/products/xceed.php
>> Prescription information
>>
>> OptiumT ?-Ketone test strips (PIP Code 323-7773)
>>
>> For use with the MediSense Optium Xceed blood glucose meter to measure 
>> blood
>> ketone levels.
>>
>> These used to be called MediSense Optium B-Ketone Electrodes now called 
>> Abbott
>> Optium B-Ketone Electrodes (Box of 10 Test Strips)
>>
>>
>> Jackie
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
>>> Behalf Of Mary Moody
>>> Sent: 28 June 2008 17:51
>>> To: email @ redacted
>>> Subject: [IPk] Glucotabs
>>>
>>> Interesting - I have had Glucogel on prescription - don't want tabs as 
>>> they
>>> take too much energy to chew when I'm low.
>>>
>>> Have some problems getting Ketone sticks for the Optium as they are not
>>> technically available on prescription, and I have to jump through hoops
>>> every time I need them - GP has to write the prescription and justify 
>>> the
>>> reason (i.e., insulin pumper) before the pharmacist can give me them.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Mary Moody
>>> .
>>
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