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15 June 2011

Affordable glucose testing for South Africans

Three new products have been introduced to the diabetic consumer at prices that are over 100% more affordable than existing options in South Africa.

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Regular glucose testing remains to be the most accurate and preventative method to manage blood glucose levels and avoid the dangers of  hypoglycaemia, however with most medical aids only covering 100 testing strips per month, it has become a luxury for many South Africans to test themselves more than once a day.  Now three new products, exclusively marketed by Lifemed Warehouse have been introduced to the diabetic consumer at prices that are over 100% more affordable than existing options in South Africa.    

Recommended retail prices for products Bioland, Glucoleader and Optima range between R150 and R199 for glucose monitors, which they are offering for free with your first box of strips, and between R110.00 and R130.00 for a pack of 50 strips.  According to Lifemed Warehouse Director, Amanda Wood, all three products are FDA and CE approved and have proven their popularity in Germany, Hong Kong and the United States where they occupy a healthy percentage of the market share. 

Not only is Lifemed Warehouse the first to offer competitive brands and pricing for the diabetic consumer in South Africa, but they are the first to provide e-commerce options in the form of online ordering, delivery and lifestyle support through their online community www.lifemedwarehouse.co.za.

“Buyers can literally log onto the site and purchase their glucose testing machine and strips from the comfort of their own homes.  They are even able to set up their monthly repeat orders ensuring that they are never caught short of testing strips which are a lifesaving device for many.  We also guarantee quick and reliable delivery with a turn-around time of up to 24 hours,” says Wood.

In addition to supplying and distributing competitive product, www.lifemedwarehouse.co.za offers an  online community for diabetics that provides up to date information and support for every area of the diabetic’s lifestyle - including the capability to be a one stop online shop for a range of other convenient products delivered to your doorstep. 

Caption: Lifemed Warehouse Director Amanda Wood and Sales Representative Kelly Georgeou are committed to offering convenient, online support for South African diabetics. 

Lifemed Warehouse also supplies and delivers the whole range of existing glucose testing kits already on the market in South Africa, allowing the consumer the benefit of choice when it comes to products and price.                                                                                                                                           

“Whether it’s a new recipe, ordering monthly testing strips, your compression socks, sweetener, foot cream or keeping updated on latest trends and findings, this is a site no busy diabetic will want to be without,” she added.

“Although this is an online offering for the convenience of the consumer, we are dedicated to providing a personalised and human touch that will suit every need, pocket and situation. There are various secure payment options, including a good old fashioned telephone number for those who feel more comfortable placing their order that way,” concluded Wood.

Follow up phases to the launch of www.lifemedwarehouse.co.za include launching the capability for consumers to order all their pharmacy shopping through this portal.  The company is also committed to develop strategies for their distribution to reach under privileged diabetic communities of South Africa with affordable, accurate and safe glucose testing.

For more information please contact Amanda Wood at Lifemed Warehouse (021) 434 5620.

Lifemed Warehouse press release

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