I am having my annual HbA1c test tomorrow, and, presumably, my cholesterol. I have to ask for the blood test i need and, as I havent got a clue which ones I need, i am assuming i ask for those two. Any others? Receptionist didnt know diabetic nurse not in to ask. Now, fasting blood tests for cholesterol are no longer done, so should I fast anyway? My appointment is at 11.30am. Also, judging from last years fiasco, I may have to remember to ask for a testube for my urine sample, as they dont know to give me one anyway, and then i get to my annual review, and she asks for my sample, and I havent got one cos no-one told me I needed one. Then I dont ever get the results as they dont come in until after my review, but not to worry, then will contact me if anything is wrong and no, they dont do printouts. This is the surgery who lost my record for three years when i moved, and insist I have only been diabetic for 2 years instead of nearly 6 years cos no records mean it didnt happen - right I really think there is a conspiracy to stop us from having any active role in our treatment. And, if i need metformin, I will get the fight to get SR as the ordinary one made me very ill, but thats in the records they lost, so it didnt happen either, and i have to try the ordinary ones first.................. I have three weeks between my blood test and the first available DN appointment. And thats for only 10 mins as the receptionist, despite me saying it was my annual review, said that that is all the time available. so goodness knows what she will actually do in that time. Except remind me to keep my carb intake up, tell me I am still too fat, and try to get me on statins and bp meds despite my bp being good. sorry this turned int a rant.