Had my first DSN appointment today. I am so glad I had done a lot of reading on this forum (and others) beforehand. I'm not on medication (good) and am being largely left to my own devices. I asked about DESMOND - apparently we don't do DESMOND in this part of Yorkshire, we have our own called DICE. I'm told they should be in touch in a few weeks. Anyone have any experience with this? I asked about a BG monitor - nope, although I will get one if and when I do the DICE course (I'd do it tomorrow if it was possible). It will be a Gluco RXQ but I think I will have to buy my own testing strips. Anyone know anything about this meter? I'd really like one that connects with a program on a computer so I can keep proper records. The Acucheck Mobile was mentioned - is this worth thinking about? I have had a retinopathy scan and will be seen by podiatry in a couple of weeks. Back to the DSN in three months, when I'll have my next HbA1c. Sorry for all the questions, but is this how it is?