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Annette A

Personally I’d ditch the consultations. I get nothing out of them. But I’d fight tooth and nail to keep my pump – with attached CGM if that would fit in my budget. I’d keep the eye tests but forego the foot tickling at this stage, provided I could change my mind on it in the future.
I dont know that giving everyone their own budget is actually a good idea, whether diabetic, pregnant or whatever. It might encourage people to spend on things that dont suit them just cos they can (getting a pump cos its got buttons and beeps, but not being willing to put in the work it needs to run it, for example), but I do think I should have more say in what the money ‘allocated’ to me is spent on (those 6monthly consultations, again).