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unfair and excluded because i am type 2

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by diabethick, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. diabethick

    diabethick Type 2 · Newbie

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    I would like to ask a question about lei-bra patches as my fingers can't stand no more finger pricking why are type 2 not eligible.
     
  2. searley

    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Because the common thought is that t2 shouldn't be testing anyway and even those on insulin are less likely to hypo so finger sticks are fine

    Infact even t1have criteria to meet before being given libre

    Some t2 will be given libre in exceptional circumstances but its rare
     
  3. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm T2 and get them prescribed.
    Apparently the guidelines are not to prescribe if the GP doesn't think they will help or prescribing them has shown not to help.
    I'm the star of the show most of the time at my surgery regarding T2 as I'm not getting sicker fatter or using ever increasing medication and to be honest I agree with that last bit.
    If people are being prescribed such an expensive item then why carry on if the user is seeing no benefit from them?
    I'm showing my worth by taking no medication having no problems and my meter helps me to achieve and maintain that.
     
  4. searley

    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My partner is t2 and has them prescribed (now)

    She self funded for 5 months showed a hba1c drop from 99 to 65 so has been prescribed them as she has demonstrated their worth

    However I'm sure if she let's things go again that funding for them will be withdrawn
     
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