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Test strips!!

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Jaxx01, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Out of interest, how many test strips do people get through? I can only request 50 at a time and seems like always requesting them!!
     
  2. monkehwife

    monkehwife Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My prescription allows me 100 test strips at a time, I feel like I'm ordering them all the time so can only imagine how much of a pain it is for you getting half that amount :-( will your gp not adjust your prescription so you can have more at a time to save hassle
     
  3. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've only been on my insulin 3 days so I guess my repeat is still just the old one...I am using loads as I'm testing before driving as instructed...before and after meals...50 will not last long lol x
     
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    Amina9191 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I get 200 strips at a time
     
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  5. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    For all the reasons you cite there Jaxx, I think you need to ask for your repeat to be adjusted.
     
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  6. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    150 a month.

    Ali
     
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    pensionistamike Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I retired to Spain 10 years ago and up to now had no problems with
    getting test strips.....I have now been informed that only patients
    on insulin are eligible on prescription.....they are so expensive to
    buy over here (€ 44 for 50 )so I now use the Internet suppliers
    as they are considerably cheaper.
    There is no way that anyone should not be able to self monitor
    regardless of Governments opinions.
    I wonder how many of the "Politicians" that make these decisions
    are Diabetic?
    Pensionista Mike.
     
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    paymaster Type 2 · Member

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    I have to test 4 times a day and before each time I drive, say 6 a day. That means 360 for a 2 month supply. Try explaining that to your doctors' receptionist.....
     
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