My son has at last been given an NHS prescription for the Freestyle Libre sensors.
These make a big difference in the ease and frequency with which you can test your blood sugars. If you know how to adjust your insulin to meals, activity and sort out your basals, the added readings that you get help you stay in your target zone much more easily.
I bought the device and the sensors for my son very soon after they launched and have been funding them at £100 every four weeks since. Ouch!
This was worth it for the added peace of mind. The worry of a child never ends and is more so if that child uses insulin, lives alone, is a driver, and is 5 hours drive away.
My son was actually expecting to wait another four months as he was told there was an eighteen month waiting list for the diabetic clinic. He got a short notice cancellation some four months earlier. I know from Emma and other people with type one that getting the device and sensors is a post-code lottery and that although Theresa May thinks everyone who would benefit from them should get them, this is far from practice at present.
I can only hope that there is an increase in funding to help those of you who need them and that the scripts continue to be NHS funded, particularly when I retire.
Update: The Freestyle Libre System can now be used for drivers say the DVLA.