Saw this online today about group appointments being used to help people with diabetes and immediately thought of TuD. To me, this website kinda feels like one big giant group appointment for people with diabetes. I mean, I learn more on this site about managing T1 than I've ever learned from an endocrinologist! When I ask my endocrinologist a question, I often get an honest, "I don't know." However, when I ask a question on here, I get tons of accurate, informed responses.
Well at least your Dr. was being honest. We get the same advice in the U.S. and for the same reason IMHO. To top it off testing only once a week means the patient has no way of knowing the damage they are doing.
How sad; then we are told about plague of diabetes,as a new epidemia,how sad.
I am limited to one strip a week, and told to eat high carbs as healthy for me;after 10 years I developed more problems with heart,eyes and neuropathy etc... Diabetes are potentialy good clients for med companies and don't fail in bringing steady money.