Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Why are diabetics STILL not given the gadget that frees them from finger prick blood tests?

Thousands of diabetics are being put at risk of serious complications after being denied access to lifesaving technology, the UK’s leading diabetes charity has warned.Two years ago, NHS bosses promised 80,000 Britons with type 1 diabetes a wearable blood glucose monitor, such as the £2-coin-sized FreeStyle Libre used by former Prime Minister Theresa May.But an investigation by the charity Diabetes UK revealed that in some areas, just one patient in ten is receiving the device. It called the situation a ‘postcode lottery’.People with deadly type 1 diabetes cannot produce the...
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