I was first given test strips over 11 years ago. They were suddenly taken away.
My CCG decided to stop me having test strips and since then I’ve bought my own. I find my diabetes difficult to control without them.
I feel strongly that my strips should be reinstated. I feel that test strips are the only good way of keeping my diabetes in control. And they save the NHS a vast amount of money compared to when more in depth care is needed for complications such as amputations or retinopathy.
I will continue to chase the local CCG to challenge this.