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

The pocketscan is fairly small - strips come in a tub a little smaller
than a film canister.  But for discreteness, you can't beat the old
medisense pen.  About the size of a biro.  And the strips come packed in
little foil thingies - five strips are hardly bigger than a credit card.
If you have a pen-sized lancet device, you can get away with no more
bulk than your average designer.


(dm 30+, 508 2+, just bought a Volkswagon Lupo as current handbag not
big enough)

In message <002f01c386c3$6638f7a0$email @ redacted>, Graham Ford
<email @ redacted> writes
>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 ----- 
>From: <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>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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