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
"haha. That is funny. I didn't think about that. Yes - they wanted my pharmacy and doctor info but didn't tell me why. The first person I talked to kind of skated around the why - she said that it would be easier to make sure I got the…"
"Oh I forgot to mention this, did anybody else's rep ask their permission to take over there diabetes supplies. Abbott asked me If they had my permission to be my supplier, kind of a weird way of breaking in new patients. "hey we recalled…"
"That's exactly how I feel. I just know for some people it's hard to get basic diabetes supplies so I feel like I can't just toss my possibly marginally off strips when my son has a Dexcom anyway. We'll calibrate with the…"
"Thanks Clare, there is just so much confusion about this. My friend freaked out this morning when she read on Diabetesmine and thought that none of the replacement strips were any good unless they had those two code numbers! It really is quite a…"
"My mistake the only meters that the old strips might give erroneous low readings are the OP PDM and the older Flash and original Freestyle meters circa 2010.I do not have either of those meters. My insurance company required me to switch to Abbott…"
"Right, but you said the old strips would work in any meter, so I wanted to point that out. I tossed a Flash meter when I saw the recall. And also would like to from Abbott know when anyone is getting a recall letter for those meters? Lots of us had…"
"They had 2 separate recalls because the one that involved the 2 older meters the Flash and the Freestyle might not affect Omnipod users and therefore they could just replace the meters - their strips would be fine. The one that affected the Omnipod…"
"I did a control solution test when I first heard about this issue because I thought I had to use them and they come up with 96. I have strips from 2/15 and 5/15 from local pharmacy, new strips are 08/15. I appreciate it."
"There are also two recalled meters that are the same as what is in the PDM. Freestyle Flash and one other. Just says Freestyle on it. I don't understand why they didn't put that info in the letter, but it is on their site, in the press…"
"Your meter - the Freestyle Freedom (which I think they ship with the initial Omnipod start up kit) or the Freestyle Lite meters are fine to use with your old strips. The only "meter" that does not work correctly with the "old"…"
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