Diabetic supplies

By Daskylinegal Latest Reply 2010-07-10 15:26:19 -0500
Started 2010-06-18 00:27:41 -0500

Our supplies are something we need daily, when they don't cover what we need it upsets me, I am on an insulin pump & my test strips & lancets are very important. What bothers me is when we have the supplies & they don't work properly. Has anyone ever had probelms with the test strips not working? My monitor says a number to let me know they are not working..wonder why they don't work? Hmmm..

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good queen Bess
good queen Bess 2010-07-10 15:26:19 -0500 Report

Has anyone told you to contact the supplier/manufacturer of the test strips. Usually when there is a problem, they will replace the strips free!!

AngeLsLuv 2010-06-23 01:33:14 -0500 Report

I hate that… Being on an insulin pump, they will not even cover adhesive or an alchohol swab… It wasn't until around 2002 that my medical even covered test strips for a meter

monkeymama 2010-06-18 12:14:22 -0500 Report

I do recall a while back there was a recall on some testing strips but that was a few months ago. I would suggest doing what Gabby just said here. If a company gets too many complaints about the same issue. There could be a issue with the whole batch that was manufactured.

GabbyPA 2010-06-18 08:44:30 -0500 Report

You might want to make sure that you don't have a vial of strips that are not meant for your meter. That happened to me once. I called the number on the back of my meter and talked to a representative. We found out that the strips were for the same brand, but a different model meter. So start there and see if that is the trouble.

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