Went to the supermarket on Sunday for the first time since diagnosis. It was really depressing to walk down the aisles and see all the produce that I used to eat in vast quantites and was now off-limits. Even found myself being jealous of the person in front of my at the checkout who had an array of desserts in their trolley! I am really noticing how people's lives seem to revolve around food in all its wonderful forms. Took solace that I have found a couple of things that I really like, that I won't need to avoid, although of course with diabetes, moderation is the key. I made a roast beef lunch with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and veg. I did my normal dose of insulin and my levels remained fairly constant. I also had some batter remaining so I had pancakes for breakfast this morning (with lemon juice and sweetener). The batter was made with Alpro soya milk, as my wife can't eat dairy. They tasted excellent and were low in carbohydrates.
In order to find out the situation around the country for Libre prescribing now that the national policy has been published, I have made the decision to contact many of them to find out their plans. I have arbitrarily chosen to contact all English CCGs that in December 2018 prescribed Libre via Primary Care to less than 5% of their population (and one specific request from a group member). I had hoped this would be a small list, but there are 135 CCGs on the list. I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but I'm committed to doing this and feeding back. It worked before and hopefully this level of scrutiny will bring similar results. Below is a screenshot of the base document I am sending to each of the CCGs - it has some fields that are merge fields, so don't worry about the brackets and codes in the document (I found a typo, which has now been corrected too) . The major piece of work with respect to this is finding the right person to contact. However, I have s