I realise we have cut back on the NHS. Just received a letter today from my medical centre where they inform me they are pleased to let me know I no longer need to monitor my own blood sugar level as they have got it all in hand with the checks via our surgery. The NICE recommend self monitoring of blood only needs to be done for patient who take insulin or on sulfonylureas medication. So we have removed your test strips from your repeat prescription. The diabetic nurse at our practice was always against anybody trying to keep their diabetes under control so it did not come as any suprise It appears once one gets older as now I'm 72 they give up on us.