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Re: [IPk] metres, testing etc

In my experience telling people to test less frequently is in response to 
people saying that they have sore fingers, no time,  and various other 
excuses for not wanting to test frequently or sometimes rationally.  In the 
interests of maintaining a rapport with the person its sometimes helpful to 
suggest less testing (as they feel you are listening to them rather than 
dictating) and then to educate as much as possible so that they understand 
the rationale behind the testing. During this time obviously the main 
emphasis is testing more frequently when they are feeling low or unwell.  
Unfortunately not every person is highly motivated to gain good control and 
not every health care professional has the ability to fix this.
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