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GP won't give me a testing kit

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Eurydice333, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Eurydice333

    Eurydice333 · Active Member

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    I've asked/mentioned to my GP on several occasions that i would like to have a testing kit so i know what's okay to eat basically. He keeps telling me I don't need one, but i think i do. what should i do?

    The nurse and dietician just take the mick, ie. they clearly don't care. I asked my nurse what my results were and she wouldn't tell me properly, she'd just say they were fine.

    Are they telling the truth, am i being paranoid? I honestly don't trust them.

    (By the way i'm type 2 and 18 years old.)
     
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    howie · Well-Known Member

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    Eurydice333 · Active Member

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    I agree, they are.

    I think i'm going to see them one more time, and like 'demand' a kit, if they say no, then i'll probably leave that surgery because i've had enough of them anyway, they keep giving me the wrong things for my psoriasis too, they gave me a strong steroid cream (for arms and legs) to use on my scalp :(.

    Yeah i think i will order the free kit :) thanks for that link.
     
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    lionrampant · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like your care team are morons. Like the man said, get a free kit or buy a machine from Boots for about £20.
     
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    Jo123 · Well-Known Member

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    With regard to your results, have you asked at reception for a print out of your results. In my opinion they are essential to know what it happening to your body.
    I only have impaired fasting bg and I bought a meter off the internet for a fiver.
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    You have a RIGHT to your test results Remind them of that. Their idea of all right often isn't good enough.
     
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    Eurydice333 · Active Member

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    I'll definitely be more outspoken at my next appointment.
    I can be a bit shy sometimes >.<

    Thanks for putting me right people :)
     
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    cavelioness Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Today I became the proud owner of a freestyle lite.... how keep argueing the toss with them...That is how I have done it ....women can nag I have worn them down with my nagging and I dont care ok admittedly I have limited strips but its a start :lol:
     
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    heh, grats :)
    Expensive, but strips are available from various websites on the net. Just in case :)
     
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