My husband phoned the nurse last week and she said type 2 no longer get a meter and there is no need to test . He sent off for a free meter I have one already and the test strips and lancets cost £11 . I have mixed feelings about testing and its mainly because of my mental illness and phobias. For instance , a few days back i went for a walk and when i came home i tested and it was 19.3 it make me panic and anxiety set in and I couldn't sleep at all. I tested an hour later and it came down a few , the next morning I tried to test about six times and my meter didn't work and neither did my husbands it kept coming up with err 1. so I gave up as my finger was sore form the pricking . I haven't tested since as its causing me anxiety , most would say this is a bad idea but unless you suffer phobias like me you probably wouldn't understand . So maybe its right that they don't want us to test . I also think it can make us paranoid and take over our lives , Just my thoughts .