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Diabetes Care Club Complaint - Preying On The Elderly

Review by Rich62 on 2011-01-04
FRANKLIN TN -- I found over the years that the sales calls I receive from them are unrelenting, and as fast talking as a uswd car salesman. Some may view this as good business practice but I think it goes futher that that when dealing with the elderly.

I feel their delivery is intended to intimadate their client and push them into things they do not need at that time. I went to their web site to re-order (because I can't stand talking with them) and investigate whether or not I cound just order only test strips. Well sure enough, there appeared a means to "customize" your order. I proceeded to attempt to customize by pressing the "only" option button which was "order", and that was it! I wasn't sent to another page to place my order, I simply got a message "thanking me for the order". Well as angry as I was I figured I would just put the lancets which they would surley ship, along side the other 75 - 80 I had already, but it gets better.

Not only did I receive the test strips and lancets, but also a new lancing device, batteries for the meter, and testing solution. All of which were not necessary but they could bill Medicare & the insurance companies. (Gee I wonder why our rates are always going up?).

Is it illegal? Possibly! Is it another immoral business tactic to rape the system? Most likely.

To the executives at Diabetes care club, I say your drive for profits and greed are part of the reason this country is going down the toilet.
I feel sorry for you and your families!
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-01-04
Posted by Starlord on 2011-01-04:
I am in full agreement with the OP. I did a review and an update on this outfit, and their questionable advertising. In my update, I mentioned the 'doctor' who looked like he was on something, and the guy asking his wife if she could read the numbers on his meter (1/2" t 1" high), whle wearing a watch that the digits were maybe 1/16" high. What I failed to mention was several mentions of a 'NEW' way to test, so you din't have to 'stab' your fingers anymore. First off, arm or palm testing has been around for many years, but is not quite as accurate as a fingerstick. Diabetes Care Club is a cornucopia of bad info in it's ads.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-01-04:
"sales calls I receive from them are unrelenting, and as fast talking as a uswd car salesman"

https://www.donotcall.gov/

though keep in mind if you've done business with them they can circumvent this. so you may have to tell them to not call you again.
Posted by leet60 on 2011-01-04:
Many of these companies prey, not on the elderly per se, but on the Medicare system. My elderly sister was receiving her supplies from one of these companies and they were sent so often and automatically that she found herself with massive quantities of test strips which we had to donate to a local diabetes organization.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-01-04:
You're tax $$$$ at work.

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