New to the forum and looking for some support. I've just got off the phone from my diabetes nurse after yet another day of chasing people for a decision on prescribing the freestyle libre. A bit of background, I am a 27 year old woman and have really been trying hard to manage my diabetes this year. I was diagnosed at 15 and struggled accepting diabetes and everything that comes with it. After the DAFNE course a few months ago I really felt equipped with the knowledge and determination to make some positive changes to my health. My hard work has been paying off and my HBA1C is now 67 - the best its been since I was in school. I put this success down to the DAFNE course, changing my insulin to Tresiba and more recently Fiasp, and using the freestyle libre. I was given a free trial on the DAFNE course and haven't looked back. I have paid for the sensors when I can afford to, but truly feel that when I'm not wearing one I am at a disadvantage. When I heard that they were going to become available on the NHS from November 1st, it felt like Christmas had come early. I had no idea how hard it was going to be to actually get my hands on a prescription. Over the last few weeks I've been sent back and forth between the GP and hospital until finally today I got some answers. I was told by my GP that the surgery will NOT be prescribing any freestyle libres to patients as it is classed as "Secondary Care". She said that it would be up to the hospital to prescribe this under their guidelines. I then rang and spoke to a nurse at the diabetes centre who subsequently told me the criteria and that I was not eligible. For those interested I live in the North East of England and the criteria was - testing more than 8 times a day - HBA1C over 70 - Hypo unawareness - Multiple hospital admissions with DKA, severe hypo - Having to get assistance from someone when having a hypo I pointed out that in June 2017 my HBA1C was over 75, and I believe the only reason it is below 70 now is down to better control using the libre ... I also said I can test more than 8 times a day using DAFNE rules (before meals, waking up, before bed) on days when I am driving. But after a lengthy conversation it was made clear that I wouldn't be getting one on prescription. I am devastated to say the least. I couldn't help but cry when I put down the phone. It seems so cruel and unfair that 6 months ago I would have been eligible but because I am actually trying to improve my health and have been successful in doing so, I won't get this on my prescription. I know that if I stop using the libre and paying for it myself that my blood sugars will start to rise again, but I refuse to compromise my health and wellbeing after trying so hard to improve. Its crazy to me that myself and thousands of others are being denied life changing technology for MONEY. I am grateful for the NHS but I really feel that they need to look at the bigger picture here. Surely giving people the libre for better control is going to cost less in the long run. I guess I felt compelled to post this to vent some of my frustration but also to get some support from others going through exactly the same thing - I know I'm not alone in this situation and really need some help today.