Glucose Meters and Such
What is the deal with this? It's ridiculous! My grandmother receives diabetic testing supplies through MedWise. They send a new meter every year. Today the 4th one arrived. New. Improved. Results in 8 seconds. Well duhh, the current meter reads in 5 seconds. We test only 5 to 6 times per week (not often enough, I know, but granny won't tolerate much more without throwing a fuss). She already has two boxes of lancets and three vials of test strips (expiration sometime in 2010) for the current meter. I called to arrange return of the new meter. First they said there's no record of a shipment. Then the rep said the new meter is free (I'm betting somebody, somewhere, pays for it), they don't take them back, and the "manufacturer" is no longer carrying the current meter. She said to trash the "old" meters whether they work or not, or give them away. I have advised them not to send more supplies until I contact them to do so. I told the rep that again today, remains to be seen if it holds.