Not wishing to put a downer on this discussion, my local M.P. wrote to the Secretary of State for Health who replied directly to myself about funding on the NHS for Freestyle Libra. Basically whilst the system has in principle been approved to be issued on the NHS, he reiterates that it is down to local CCG's to decide if funding should be made available. Also it will not be approved for all diabetics, just those who have problems with control and/or can prove that by using the system it is of substantial benefit. I think it will be a cold day in hell when this wonderful system is made free to all us diabetics who as has been proved, can benefit from it. IMO Abbott Laboratories need to substantially reduce the per item cost, before the NHS will even consider it. I know that the cost to the NHS is already £20 cheaper than to the public but I think they need to get it even lower.Which begs the question why can't they sell them to the public for the same price ? By the way, does anybody know why they only last for 2 weeks ? Is it a battery problem ?