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Verily Verio, Practially Presto!
After discarding a couple of dozen pages directing me to mail-order pharmacies, I finally found that at least in theory my local CVS and Walgreen's should both carry the Verio strips. None, however, seemed to carry the meter or, for that matter, the Presto strips. I did, however, find a link to a Diabetes Health article from last week stating that LifeScan voluntarily recalled its Verio IQ monitors due to a bug that (to this computer geek) sounds very similar to an old-fashioned CMOS Error, requiring the user to go through the entire set-up process before he or she can test. While this bug requires a specific sequence of events to be triggered, that it could cause a delay in treatment is enough for LifeScan to want to correct as soon as possible.
OK, so I'm probably not going to find pricing on the Verio IQ (much less have one "in the flesh") by tomorrow afternoon, but what about the Wavesense? All retail-pharmacy information on these seems to have gone *poof* Presto! *poof* and disappeared into a cloud of smoke.
Meanwhile, I found the remnants of a bottle of strips with my OneTouch UltraSmart... They expired in January. Then again, I'm not looking to use them to make treatment decisions, just to have a couple of data points that can be uploaded during my session. That's a good thing, since the smallest amount of Contour strips I can purchase at retail is a lot more than I want to have to spend for a talk for which I'm not being paid.
Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes. (Read More)
Nicole Purcell lists having type 1 diabetes last when she's asked to provide information about herself - because that's where it belongs. (Read More)