Allergies are killing me this year :( I saw my PCP today and she said to take Rhinocort (on top of Allegra and Mucinex). I asked if there was a steroid in the nasal spray and she confirmed that there…Continue
"Totally agree with you clare. What is weird though is that my supplier , Express Scripts a mail order pharmacy, finally has the recall on their website and they say they will not reimburse for recalled strips and going forward if I need more strips…"
"Wow, I feel like a new ignorant little puppy. I had no clue this thing was such a p.i.t.a for so many people. Forgive me, I just went on pod about a month ago, literally the day the recall happened is when I started so it's all so new to me. I…"
"OMG talk about cluster fcuk. Spoke with the initial rep at Abbott who said she could send me a Freedom meter and I could use the strips I have or I could send them back to Abbott to be replaced. I told her to transfer me to somebody who actually…"
"Perhaps at this point we need to start calling & pressuring INSULET for new PDM's with different meters in them. FDA approval would be needed, but the sooner they start on this the better.
Perhaps if they think they'll start losing…"
"The PDM will use the Verio strips from the investors call info that was reported last week. I'm sure that is at least a year or more away though. Now that people are saying that Abbott is making people send in the test strips after the first…"
"My insurance company though initially said "unless the meter is integrated with an insulin pump the strips will be covered at the much higher price". At the time I did not have the Pod so my doctor couldn't make my dependence and…"
"Funny Clare my insurance is the opposite, I had to fight to get the freestyle strips. They are out of network strips Blue-cross told me, But they will cover accucheck and any other one's no problem. I explained to my Doctor and he called and…"
"Initially when I had the control solution test failure of the PDM the Insulet folks sent me a new PDM. When both PDM's failed the control solution test I realized it was NOT the PDM it was the strips. I have lost pretty much all faith in Abbott…"
"i know, this is so weird...i wonder what Omnipod has to say about this? I wish they'd use a different 'built in' meter. Did you get a new PDM, it's not the PDM itself, correct? What meter are you using, if not the PDM? Thanks!"
"It is guessed by many that the strips were not changed at all. They just put some of them in a different package. I have tested the old recalled strips against the new replacement strips and there is not a big difference. The PDM still reads lower…"
"So, I got my new test strips, they read exactly the same as the other so called 'recalled' test stips, give or take 7 points. What the heck. I feel like I can't trust the Omnipod Meter unless I still code it to around 18. Did anyone…"
"Any strip that has an expiration date of 8/15 or later is fine to use in your PDM. Any strip that has an expiration date earlier than 8/15 (except for 2 lots dated February 2015) has been recalled by Abbott. While they may still be fine to use in…"
"I would imagine that Abbott being a responsible company after issuing a recall would supply the pharmacy with the proper strips. I use a pharmacy as well and I have had no problems with my strips since the recall. I also called Abbott and got 400…"
"My test strips are on auto refill and I am close to receiving another month's supply. My pharmacy doesn't supply my pods, and has no knowledge of the recall. I told Abbott 'no' when it wanted to 'go to bat' for me with…"
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