What always used to happen is that I would take a week or more of BP readings in to the dr. Mostly she didn't bother taking my BP in the surgery as it was always off the page and she understood this. Now the drs don't do reviews, it is either an HCA or a nurse. The nurse however does take the BP then gets agitated that inevitably it is way too high. At this point I always feel she would be raising my medication level if I allowed her to! She then sends me on my way telling me to make an appointment for an HbA1c test, electrolites and a non fasting cholesterol test at a later date so I never get her opinion on the results. The HbA1c has been rising recently [I have been prediabetic for some time and have it done every 6 months] and my cholesterol is probably too high [6.7] but the HDL is really good at 2.6 making the ratio 2.6. The non-hdl is 4.1. I have refused a statin. My question is do I ask for the blood tests before the appointment with the nurse in order to discuss any queries with her and am I in order to ask for a fasting cholesterol test as without it I have no idea what my trigs are. Is there anything else I should be mentioning? And just in passing - is controlled hypertension a risk for diabetes?