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From Eugene, Oregon, USA:

I understand that the GlucoWatch is available in England. If I were to go to England, could I buy one, bring it home and use it here, buy the supplies and so forth? Are there certain reasons one would need to remain in England? I am considering a vacation in England and this would be something wonderful to bring home. who might I contact in England? Would I need to see a doctor, or could I just go to a druggist and purchase one? I am considering a vacation in England and this would be something wonderful to bring home.


The GlucoWatch in England is not being generally marketed yet. As far as I know, it is only available through certain hospital diabetes centers, so you would have to be a patient at that center. I don't think that you would be allowed to take the instrument and supplies back to the US.


Additional comments from Dr. Donough O'Brien:

In the last few days [March 22, 2001] GlucoWatch has announced their final approval by the FDA. How soon and how widely it will be available remains to be seen.


Original posting 27 Mar 2001
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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