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NHS Do they fund the contant glucose monitors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nyadach May 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi AllI will be moving back to the uk in three weeks after being in NZ, I have an animas vibe pump but they don't fund the CGM here, just wondering if the nhs fund this.ThanksContinue

Diabetes Annual Checks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gareth Oct 18, 2012. 11 Replies

I have had these done before but each time it is different. I am type 1 and am due for my annual check this Thursday. What should be covered in these checks. ThanksContinue

Lowest hba1c

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Oct 14, 2012. 2 Replies

I have had my lowest hba test ever this time even though my weight has gone up slightly to 11st my sugars are the best they have ever been so can live with that.

Should I fast for blood test

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Oct 3, 2012. 13 Replies

I am going to get my bloods tested next week but the nurse advised me to fast, I have never done this before is it necessary for a type 1??Continue

 

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Nyadach replied to walshdon's discussion 'NHS Do they fund the contant glucose monitors'
"Depends on the trust. I'm allowed them, but I have to request them and the DSN has to ok it. If she says ok, fine, but I have to usually put in the request a month earlier though, sometimes get away with a week, but more time the better…"
May 18, 2013
Chas replied to walshdon's discussion 'NHS Do they fund the contant glucose monitors'
"Only under exceptional circumstances, like pregnancy, and only for the time needed. Most if not all long term users have to self fund."
May 18, 2013
pgcity replied to walshdon's discussion 'NHS Do they fund the contant glucose monitors'
"Generally cgms are not funded on the nhs."
May 16, 2013
walshdon posted a discussion

NHS Do they fund the contant glucose monitors

Hi AllI will be moving back to the uk in three weeks after being in NZ, I have an animas vibe pump but they don't fund the CGM here, just wondering if the nhs fund this.ThanksSee More
May 15, 2013
walshdon replied to elizabeth.redman178's discussion 'You know you're diabetic when...'
"You no longer have a small handbag."
Dec 4, 2012
walshdon replied to jessica's discussion 'what do people do when they have no health insurance but need insulin'
"I am unsure of where you could get more but you could extend it by lowering your carb intake to make your rapid acting insulin last longer."
Dec 4, 2012
Timothy replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"Oh yes and I have a retinal photograph taken every year to look for retinopathy.But that id not done with my reg. Endo , He does get the results though."
Oct 18, 2012
Sillygirlzam replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"Either my doctor is vigilant or I'm wasting my time, but I see my doctor every 4 months since I first started meeting with him when I was only prediabetic. He does all the tests below and we go over the test. He's helped me deal with my…"
Oct 16, 2012
Timothy replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"I get checked 4 times a year. In that we go over insulin, basal needs go over pump stuff. A1c, lipids, kidney tests and blood pressure are all talked about as well as aspirin and possible kidney/ blood pressure drugs and statins. Exercise and…"
Oct 16, 2012
HPNpilot replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"All of the above PLUS: lipid panel (cholesterol, etc) thyroid panel (check for other autoimmune problems, thyroid problems, etc) metabolic panel feet sensation - check for neuropathy onset reflexes autonomic nervous system responses - check for…"
Oct 16, 2012
Zoe replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"I have my eyes checked once a year by an ophthalmologist not my regular doctor."
Oct 16, 2012
beechbeard replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"Don't forget eyes."
Oct 16, 2012
Zoe replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"I unfortunately am at the doctor's periodically for one thing or another and so don't need to do any kind of annual check. For A1C I think every 6 months is better and I either have the doctor order it or do a home test. In the U.S.…"
Oct 16, 2012
walshdon replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"I have recently moved from the UK to NZ and every diabetic over here gets a free annual check up. In the uk medical is free on the nhs so would go get my feet pulses checked, my blood tests done, weight, blood pressure, but can't remember my…"
Oct 15, 2012
Super_sally replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"General checkup can vary greatly in what is covered, but should include at a minimum:- Basic kidney and liver screening tests, CBC, HBA1C General check of skin, eyes and ears, heart and lungs."
Oct 15, 2012
Zoe replied to walshdon's discussion 'Diabetes Annual Checks'
"Do you mean an annual physical - which is something non-D people get as well. There is really not anything called a "diabetes annual check". Usually people get A1C's every six months if that's what you are referring to."
Oct 15, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 1, 2001
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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At 1:09pm on September 18, 2012, Crystal said…

Hi. My name is Crystal. I have type 1 diabetes since 2001. I also take shots. 5 of them a day. Nice to meet you.

At 9:59am on September 16, 2012, catlover said…

Hi walshdon-Welcome to TuD. We are so glad you joined the community.

At 3:54pm on September 15, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home walshdon....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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and "Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:41am on September 15, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 5:13am on September 15, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes.

At 4:44am on September 15, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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