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Offline Liam

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Re: A wee hypo story
« Reply #15 on: 05 January 2019, 02:41:35 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that. I've had issues like this but have been lucky when I could speak to a GP and explain they have come to agree with me. I've found "the computer says no" a lot but they have a harder time saying no face to face.

Sounds like you are stuck with the meter from your post. I wish I could think of a way to get you what you need.

Would your MP or the local paper or FB help force them into giving you a different strip? I know it is a bit over the top but in theory a wrong result could kill you. Wonder what they'd say to that? They always seem to be worrying about hypos that are so commonplace for us that we don't tend to think of them as an "emergency" 😂
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: A wee hypo story
« Reply #16 on: 05 January 2019, 02:54:54 PM »
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I belong to a Patient Partcipation Group on Facebook.  It's for PPG members, but there was a post which asked for commentsas per:
UK House of CommonsJanuary 2 at 12:28 PM
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What has your experience been of living with or supporting someone living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes? What more could be done to reduce the number of people at risk of developing type 2?  On 9 January, Sir John Hayes MP will be leading a debate on diabetes in Westminster Hall.
 Comment with your thoughts and experiences before 12pm on 8 January for your chance to feed into the debate.
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 Your name, and any information or opinions you provide, may be shared with Sir John Hayes MP and used in a parliamentary debate which will be on the record and available on Parliament TV and Hansard. Please ensure that you are happy with your comment before sharing.
 To see our online discussion rules, please visit https://www.parliament.uk/…/have-y…/online-discussion-rules/
From there I was directed to the House of Commons FB site to make my comments https://www.facebook.com/UKHouseofCommons/photos/a.183499548715839/767770320288756/?type=3&theater
You may need to join FB if you are not already a member, but worth it to have your say even if you never use FB again.  I mentioned your situation in my comment.  Naturally I did not identify you in any way, just as a "case study".
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Offline sedge

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Re: A wee hypo story
« Reply #17 on: 05 January 2019, 03:33:52 PM »
AHA !  - email your MP, refer to the debate in the house next week and tell him about your potentially life threatening predicament because of the unreliable equipment you've been condemned to use.
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: A wee hypo story
« Reply #18 on: 06 January 2019, 02:00:13 PM »
Very interesting but I suppose to be fair I should give the GP the opportunity to say no first. I'm seeing him on Friday re the hyperactive thyroid but we're only supposed to talk about 1 thing & besides the thyroid I have a nasty rash on my lower legs, neck & back so not sure I can add anything else. As OH has to be off work to push me there I don't get the opportunity to see him very often.  :(

I've also been a bit bad at keeping records lately & I expect he would want written evidence. TBH it happens so often I've given up getting upset about it & just muddle along.
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 FBG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9%
Jan 2018 51/6.8% Chol 5.9
Sept 2018 47/6.4% Chol 4.8
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: A wee hypo story
« Reply #19 on: 06 January 2019, 03:28:54 PM »
So you may, or may not, have a chance to talk to the Dr about the strips.  Nonetheless it doesn't hurt to comment on that site, as your posts and comments could help others.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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