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Re: Meters and strips WAS: [IPk] Late night disaster


When I went onto the One Touch Ultra (10 weeks ago) my GP told me the same
thing - #25.00 for a box of #25.00.

Incidentally, on the subject of meters, has anyone ever wondered why, in
this age of reasonably small insulin pumps and PDAs, no BG meter
manufacturer has yet come out with a meter and BG strips which we gentlemen
can easily carry in a jacket pocket? With all due respect, ladies, carrying
a meter isn't the easiest thing to do when you don't have a hand/ shoulder
bag (no rude comments, please :-) !).

I did think about getting an Accu-Chek Compact (the one with the built-in
drum of strips) but have read that the strips don't always come out one at a
time. Has anyone got any suggestions (other than "buy a handbag" - please,
please, don't go there!).

Many thanks,


----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: Meters and strips WAS: [IPk] Late night disaster

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> In a message dated 29/09/2003 00:40:20 GMT Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> > Does anyone know how much it actually costs to make these strips??
> >
> Hello Jackie
> I don't know how much it costs to make the strips but our DSN told us that
> the One Touch Ultra Strips cost the NHS #1.00 each! (Yes, #25 per tub of
> If this is the case, no wonder they give the meters away!
> Barbara
> Mum to Danielle aged 9, dx Aug 2001
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