Some time ago I entered the Diabetes UK comp to win myself a blood test meter ,,, It all went quiet until one morning i was unlucky enough to recieve a letter saying how sorry Bayer were that i didnt win the competition : ( BUT heres a meter anyway !! I realise the meters are worth nothing and they just want to shift bucket loads of strips out but as a spare for free ! cant knock that too much : )
heres the link – seems they may be plenty to go round ?
i have one allbeit the link version which transmits the reading to me pump , i agree its not that exiting but the new USB meter looks Ok,,, unfortunatly it wont talk to my pump so its not for me at the mo,, fingers crossed they will sort it out .? yawn ,, time for another blood test : )
Despite asking Tim to review the Contour USB freebie he got, I couldn’t wait and went ahead and got one.. I have to say, I love it! Very gadgety and small, no faults so far.. it was a bit difficult to sort out the software download, but got it in the end and it’s all working happily – I’d recommend it (if anyone trusts little old me!)
I’m gangrenously green with envy, because I’m not part of Bayer’s Northern Hemispheric conspiracy. If you ( @tim) are unwilling to adopt your given USBaby, send it south via stork (they nest in the marshes just out of town). My first meter was a freebie-Bayer I got from a doctor-friend; couldn’t use it very long, ’cause the strips were too expensive…but at my last visit to the metropolitan pharmacy I frequent, Bayer Contour strips were the cheapest on the block, so Gimme,gimme, gimme!
@tim: Now you’re going to have to hand over all your other experimental animals to the rest of Shoot Up’s members (to avoid instigating sibling rivalry). . .I just wonder how affronted the one’ll be that get the Menarini?