"Type 2 diabetes"

About: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

(as the patient),

I don't feel that it is right that type 2 diabetics have to buy their own testing strips and are not allowed them for free.

My husband and I already save this country an absolute fortune by being 24/7 carers for a severely physically disabled, ventilator dependent son and I can't afford the cost of the testing strips.

How can I possibly judge what foods are or are not spiking my blood sugar levels when I am unable to test. Why should my health have to suffer because of an ill judged attempt to save the health service money?

Why should my sight and limbs etc be put at risk in this manner?

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