I was diagnosed back in October, 2014, luckily found this site and got started that very day in lowering my BS. For the first three years, I had three-monthly blood tests and then, on advice from the practice nurse, started having six monthly as my blood sugar readings were back to normal (six months ago it was 36). Went along today. Saw the phlebotomist and she wouldn’t do the test, saying I was somewhat over-reacting by having them more than once a year. I was fuming as I had taken control immediately on Pre-D diagnosis. I lost two stones and was back to normal readings within 4 months. I test at home. I have done my bit. All I am asking is for my surgery to do the same. Am I asking too much? Should I ask to see the Practice Manager.