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Thread #128026 Message #2862631
Posted By: Michael
12-Mar-10 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Diabetes... another thread
Subject: RE: BS: Diabetes... another thread
I'm Type 2, diagnosed when I was about 60, initially treated by diet, then with Metformin and now (about three years later) with a single daily insulin injection (Glargine) added in.
In The UK once your diabetes is treated with any medication your drugs and equipment are free.
I understand that some GPs are reluctant(!) to prescribe test strips etc for Type 2 but I haven't encountered this.
I get a thorough diabetes health check (weight, blood, eyes, feet)every 6 months by a specialist nurse at my GP's surgery and an annual one at the Diabetic Clinic at the hospital plus an annual Podiatry check and 6 monthly Retinal Screening.