I received the following message back in March. You should be able to get the Count-A-Dose from Prodigy now. Subject: Count-a-dose Prodigy(r) has just received FDA approval for the Prodigy(r) Count-A-Dose(r) product which will be ready for release early April 2010. This medical device allows a blind or vision impaired person with diabetes to fill an insulin syringe independently without assistance. Insulin therapy will cost a lot less with Count-A-Dose(r) versus using insulin pens and prefilled reservoirs! In early April 2010 the Prodigy(r) Count-A-Dose(r) can be purchased at specialty stores serving the blind and vision impaired. As you know, Prodigy(r) is the only manufacturer in the diabetes industry to respond to the challenge of producing a fully accessible talking glucose meter system, the Prodigy Voice(tm), which offers a blind or low vision user total independence. Prodigy(r) is honored to be the only company to receive National Access Awards from both the National Federation of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind for our Prodigy VoiceTM. As Prodigy's goal is to serve blind patients with diabetes, much of our profit goes back into research & development. This year, we plan to release more new audible products to serve the blind and vision impaired community. Would you ask your members to help us make Prodigy(r) products available through retail chain stores and to be covered by private insurance carriers as well as Medicare/Medicaid? Our goal is for Team Prodigy(r) to get 100,000 blind and vision impaired people to sign up and work together so that our voice cannot be ignored. Accessibility is a right that all people deserve! Beginning March 1, 2010 Prodigy(r) will have our website www.prodigymeter.com <http://www.prodigymeter.com> set up for you to easily enter your name and become a part of a strong and growing movement for the blind that will be heard! Look for news coming soon about more Prodigy(r) products for the blind. Please contact me or Bernadette Jacobs at 410-455-5311 or bandbjacobs@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bandbjacobs@xxxxxxxxxxx> with any questions you may have. Here to Help, Jerry Munden (Living well with Type I for 30+ years ... and you can too!) Vice President of Business Development Prodigy Diabetes Care, LLC 9300 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 450 Charlotte, NC 28269 Phone: 704-285-6454 Fax: 704-285-6495 Email: jerrym@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jerrym@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> From: visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of poogh@xxxxxxx Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 5:11 PM To: banderson@xxxxxxxxx; ltk64@xxxxxxxxxxx; eileenmb30@xxxxxxxxxxx; visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] Count-a-dose I was informed that the Count-A-Dose is no longer available. If this is true, what device, if any, is being used in its place for a person with NLP? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Natasha -----Original Message----- From: Bernadette Anderson <banderson@xxxxxxxxx> To: ltk64 <ltk64@xxxxxxxxxxx>; eileenmb30 <eileenmb30@xxxxxxxxxxx>; visionrehabtherapist <visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thu, Jul 8, 2010 8:32 am Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] Re: Talking glucometers and arm testing It is my understanding that even though there are alternate site testing devices available, that these readings are not always as accurate as those obtained through a finger stick. Is that correct? Bernadette Anderson, CVRT Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Susquehanna Assoc. for the Blind and Vision Impaired 244 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 291- 5951, Ext. 116 ________________________________ From: visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Leela Kausch Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 7:51 AM To: eileenmb30@xxxxxxxxxxx; visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] Re: Talking glucometers and arm testing Hello: Here is an excerpt from a description of the Prodigy Voice talking blood glucose monitor which is available from many sources on the web (including maxi aids and similar catalogues) and can be found by using google or a similar search engine. "The Prodigy Voice Glucometer allows you the option to test from your palms, forearm, upper arm, thighs and calfs" Leela Kausch, LMSW, CVRT Director, DiabetiVision www.diabetivision.com 734-904-7854 ________________________________ From: eileenmb30@xxxxxxxxxxx To: visionrehabtherapist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] Talking glucometers and arm testing Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 07:12:46 -0400 Is there a talking glucometer that allows for using blood from a site other than a finger stick - such as an arm? A consumer told me he had heard of such a device, but I do not know of one. Thanks, Eileen Brennan ________________________________ Hotmail is redefining busy with tools for the New Busy. Get more from your inbox. See how.