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



Hi Nadine,
 When you started pumping, your DSN or diabetes consultant should have written
to your doctor to explain that you had moved onto Insulin Pump Therapy and
therefore would need more test strips per month. I have a repeat prescription
for 300 a month, but occassionally I put in for them early, if I am struggling
with control and have so far, in 3yrs, had no problems.
See if you can get a letter sent to your GP from your diabetes team. 
Sarah
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-----Original Message-----
From: Nadine Roberts <email @ redacted>
Sender: email @ redacted
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 13:43:24 
To: <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
Subject: 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.

Nadine


> 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
that
> 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
and
> 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
do
> agree that different factors affect a person and then from person to
person,
> things are different, so it is hard. Nadine
> .
.
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