Thursday, 17 October 2013

When Two Tribes Go To War.

Image taken from Google Images.
It was going to happen at some point. It was almost inevitable. It was never a matter of "if", but a matter of "when".

Well, it's happened. 

My GP surgery have gone and hit me where it hurts.

My test strip allowance. 

100 at a time, and they've even stipulated the next time I can order them on prescription (November 13th if you were wondering!)

I knew that the chance of this happening was high. But I still didn't see it coming. Effed off doesn't even cover it. Luckily, I have a bit of a stockpile to keep me going for a little bit, but this really is ridiculous. Even if I were to test the bare minimum of four times a day - breakfast, lunch, dinner, before bed - it still wouldn't be enough! I don't understand how they can justify that many test strip for someone with type one diabetes.

What if I feel low?

What if I feel high?

What if I go to the gym?

What if I'm ill?

What about when I'm working at the school or with  the Brownies?

That's a lot of 'what ifs' for a mere 100 test strips! And ones that make me feel uneasy, particularly with the whole working with children and feeling low...or high for that matter! 

Time to kick up a fuss!

Any advice?!

(NB - sorry if you now have the Frankie Goes to Hollywood song stuck in your head like I do!) 

1 comment:

  1. Take a look at the letter issued by the dept of health earlier this year to all healthcare professionals
    and show it to your GP