I have had a letter today from my GP surgery saying that due to cost diabetics in my area are being put on a cheaper meter. We are being "standardised. I have looked it up, t he TEE2, and the thing that really stands out is that the lancing device uses individual lancets instead of what I am using now, a drum of 6. This is ludicrous! This is like going back in time 20 odd years! What is the point of all this new diabetes technology in making things safer and easier and more comfortable for us if we are just going to be put on a bog standard meter? For example, Accu Chek Mobile, you don't even need strips or a finger pricker, it is all in one. Someone needs to tell all these manufacturers of meters that it is a waste of time making fancy new ones! Don't get me wrong, I know the NHS is in dire straits but it sticks in my throat when Flash glucose monitoring is made more widely available on prescription for diabetics who are struggling and that is great, but what about us run of the mill every day diabetics who are good diabetics, test regularly, don't ask for much, just a meter they are used to and happy with...oh no, you are going to have the bog standard meter. Not as if we DEPEND and RELY on them like the insulin we take. After 38 years of testing, I am disgusted.