Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips Pack of 10 £4.72 Dispatched from and sold by Amazon exclusively for Prime members
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Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips Pack of 10 £4.72 Dispatched from and sold by Amazon exclusively for Prime members

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Free on the NHS for diabetics.
SixtyFive3 m ago

Free on the NHS for diabetics.


And about £10 charged to NHS to supply them
Keith953444 s ago

And about £10 charged to NHS to supply them



Boxes of 50 on the NHS
smsmasters23 m ago

How about borderline diabetics?



With diabetes you either have it or you don't.
I suppose you could ask for a prescription for them & pay for it at the pharmacy. That would work out much cheaper than without one.
You can be prediabetic and if you needed medication for it you could try for an exemption certificate.
SixtyFive1 h, 45 m ago

Free on the NHS for diabetics.


Maybe in some areas, but Type II diabetics where I live in Croydon don't get them for free.. My wife buys her own.
GPs don't routinely offer testing strips to diet/tablet controlled diabetics: only for those on Insulin. That is the reason that some people go to purchase from Pharmacies. Probably cheaper (maybe equivalent) to buy a pack of 50 from the chemist.
Edited by: "pill" 11th Mar
davidg_croydon4 m ago

Maybe in some areas, but Type II diabetics where I live in Croydon don't …Maybe in some areas, but Type II diabetics where I live in Croydon don't get them for free.. My wife buys her own.



Is she on medication for her diabetes, and does she drive?
They are for free for diabetics go to your local GP and request for them...
I was under the impression the free strips were for insulin dependant diabetics only... not tablet takers..
Pack of 50 is £15 Accu Chek Aviva Glucose Test Strips - Pack of 50 amazon.co.uk/dp/…SKC
stealth66615 m ago

I was under the impression the free strips were for insulin dependant …I was under the impression the free strips were for insulin dependant diabetics only... not tablet takers..


No,I've been type 2 for 20 years and have always got my test strips (and all medication) via prescription with a medical exemption card. the cards are available for all type 2's who take medication.
Geemac2 h, 24 m ago

Is she on medication for her diabetes, and does she drive?


Yes, on medication(metformin), yes, she drives.. it’s down to each CCG.. see diabetes UK
daver47 m ago

No,I've been type 2 for 20 years and have always got my test strips (and …No,I've been type 2 for 20 years and have always got my test strips (and all medication) via prescription with a medical exemption card. the cards are available for all type 2's who take medication.


This is recent change in policy forced by austerity. What you said was the gold standard in care, but is no longer the case. I'm guessing that your GPs are happy to continue you care as it has been in the past or have your case has been overlooked.
Exemption certificates for prescriptions are available for those people who take insulin or medication to control their diabetes.

This type of certificate lasts for a 5 year period, and people with diabetes can apply using a form from their doctor or from the Post Office.

However, people that use diet to control their diabetes and do not need medication will not be granted a Medical Exemption Certificate unless they meet other criteria.

diabetes.co.uk/dia…tml
Edited by: "SixtyFive" 11th Mar
I have an exemption certificate, but purchase medication not connected with diabetes via a pre-pay arrangement.

For information: I`m type 2 and on insulin ( there is a question that I was probably type1 as a child that was never picked up )
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