I need some advice. I was originally diagnosed with T2 back in May and, at the time, was given my HbA1c and cholesterol levels. I had a 3-month blood check a few weeks ago and the GP receptionist told me the result was "Normal". I said I needed to know more than that and eventually they told me the HbA1c reading was 32, following a reading of 62 back in May. I was obviously delighted but then remembered my cjolesterol, which had been slightly too high back in May. The secretary said they hadn't tested my cholesterol, which I thought was standard in these circumstances. I also expected them to notify me by letter or phone advising me frmally of my results and what the next steps were, which they said they don't do. So if I'd left it to them, they wouldn't have contacted me at all. I rang to speak to the practice nurse but was told "They don't take phone calls". I had a furious exchange with the receptionist as I feel they're letting me (and by implication all other diabetics on their books) down. Therefore I'd like to know other peoples' experiences: 1) Is it normal to be tested for cholesterol alongside HbA1c? 2) Are other GP's as clueless & unhelpful as mine?