[IPk] Re: Optium ketone test sticks
Sorry, I should have changed the subject to say that I was talking about
Optium ketone test sticks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "June Searle" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Glucotabs
> 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.
> ----- 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
>> they no longer appeared on the computer under the old code and the doctor
>> surgery staff cant find them. I assume that it was something to do with
>> 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.
>> Prescription information
>> OptiumT ?-Ketone test strips (PIP Code 323-7773)
>> For use with the MediSense Optium Xceed blood glucose meter to measure
>> ketone levels.
>> These used to be called MediSense Optium B-Ketone Electrodes now called
>> Optium B-Ketone Electrodes (Box of 10 Test Strips)
>>> -----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
>>> 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
>>> reason (i.e., insulin pumper) before the pharmacist can give me them.
>>> Mary Moody
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