Sylvia- Interview 38 - Diabetes Type 2
Age at interview: 41
Age at diagnosis: 40
Brief outline: Diagnosed a year ago. Sylvia takes metformin, simvastatin and amlopidine.
Background: Sylvia is an administrator who lives with her partner and has one son aged 11. Ethnic background/Nationality' Black British.
- Age at interview:
- Age at diagnosis:
- Sylvia is an administrator who lives with her partner and has one son aged 11. Ethnic background/Nationality' Black British.
The doctor sort of gave me some information but I just didn't understand it, because, you know, I went out and bought myself a machine to prick my finger, and he's telling me that those machines don't really give true, accurate readings, you know, like what the you know, when you give a blood sample at the doc, at the hospital, that would be. But obviously you can't go to hospital all the time to have blood tests and you know, he explained it. But I think if they gave you more paperwork, you know, literature that explained it, that might help, rather than them telling you and then you come back there and you think, 'God, what did he say again?' Because you just forget.
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