Diabetes monitors for 6,000 people - The Evesham Observer

Diabetes monitors for 6,000 people

Evesham Editorial 25th Oct, 2019   0

MORE THAN 6,000 people across the Midlands with Type 1 diabetes have received life-changing diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan.

The innovative device, which is the size of a £2 coin and worn on the arm, means people with Type 1 do not have to carry out multiple painful finger-prick checks to monitor their blood sugar levels.

Instead, people with the condition can monitor their blood sugar levels in a much more convenient way, making it easier for people to manage their blood sugar levels.

Over half the people eligible are already in possession of the device within the first three months.

This follows changes made in April which meant people eligible are able to get them on prescription, regardless of where they live in the country.

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