ECDRUM Feb 6, 2018
Hi bob robin
I have a similar issue. There is a real postcode lotter here as well as a catch 22. If you self fund and thus improve your HbA1c substantially as I have done you are regarded as being ‘too well’ to qualify. Ridiculous as that clearly is it is what I was told. In Surrey only socialist consultants can recommend the prescription and of course you don’t get a consultant referral unless you are unwell or have control issues.
I suggest you write to your MP, write to your local commissioning body and sign the on line parliamentary petition on this point. The more uncomfortable we can make the authorities feel on this ridiculous position the more likely we are to get this universally available to all type 1 diabetics. The savings for the nation in avoided costs of complications would be huge.