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RE: [IPk] High A1C was [Re: ip-uk-digest V4 #133]

Hi Ian,

I get 200 strips a month. I get mys insulin on repeat prescription and my
chemist has no problems sorting that out for me but I have to go in every
month to my docter, also month by month, purely because of the amount of test
strips I ask for. The docter's receptionist has told me it's coz test strips
can change so often but this is the first time in my 21 years as a diabetic I
have personally had a problem with my test strips and I do think it is because
of the amount of them requested. I say this because I have only been on my
pump since january this year and that was when I started using so many and the
first time I asked for so many, the chemist submitted my repeat prescription
request and it was only when I went to pick them up from the chemist that they
were told the strips had been refused and I was refered back to my docter. I
was panicking a bit as I just hate to think I could be without my strips. The
docter was basically querying the amount of strips.

I am only one of two diabetics on a pump at my docters surgery so perhaps they
are unfamiliar with stuff. I actually get seen to and am well taken care of by
the diabetes team at my local hospital were I got the pump from. Up until that
point, I had been okay at my docter with my insulin pens.


> Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 14:15:07 +0100
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IPk] High A1C was [Re: ip-uk-digest V4 #133]
> To: email @ redacted
> Hi Nadine,
> Out of interest, how many test strips does your GP allow you at a time - I
> recently had a battle with mine for more just so that I don't have to keep
> getting a script/going to the chemist. After I showed him the meter showing
> the 30/60/90 day averages, he agreed to go to 300 a month, he also says
> he can only prescribe a months worth at a time which seems odd.
> I would also regard 7 times a day as the standard for T1's anyway - before
> 2 hrs after 3 meals a day = 6 and one before bed....
> Iain.
> --- On Fri, 8/7/11, Nadine Roberts <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Nadine here. I also test about 10 times a day - I am glad to have found
> someone else who does. I have worked out my own ratio to handle myself and
> agree that different factors affect a person and then from person to
> things are different, so it is hard. Nadine
> .
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