|Fewer ‘ouches’ for some Type 1 diabetics|
To coincide with World Diabetes Day, the CE of NHS England, is announcing action to end the current variation patients in some parts of the country are facing to access Freestyle Libre.
The wearable sensor does away with the need for inconvenient and sometimes painful finger prick blood tests by relaying glucose levels to a smart phone or e-reader. NHS England will ensure the device, which is the size of a £2 coin and sits on the arm, is available on prescription for all patients who qualify for it in line with NHS clinical guidelines.From April 2019, these patients will be able to receive it on prescription from their local GP or diabetes team helping them to better manage their blood sugar levels. It comes as the NHS seeks to harness the power of digital technology to improve treatment & care in the long term plan, handing patients with conditions such as Type 1 diabetes the knowledge and tools to manage it themselves.
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