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When meters and tests aren't enough

Angus McPhail
06.12.2008

My story would not be classed as inspirational but I hope that you add the information on your web pages,and warn other type 2 diabetics of this condition.

I have been a type 2 diabetic for the last 22 years,having been hospitalised in 1986 for 7 days. In the last 6 years I have struggled with high BGLs only to be told by a variety of doctors,inluding endocrinologists, that my A1c test was/is in the "Non diabetic range".On many occasions,I was told to "get my meter checked!" after a visit to an endocrinologist 2 months ago in which he tested me both ways, ie, bgl and A1c after which I was informed that the A1c was inaccurate for me as I had a rare hemoglobin!

So in future I must request a Fructosamine Test.I was then put on Janovia and for the first time in years saw BGLs of 4-5mmols! The embarrassment,depression and at times humiliation of showing my meter readings only to be ignored ,is something I hope no other type2 diabetic with this condition goes thro.