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NHS to provide glucose monitors for type 1 diabetes patients

Tens of thousands of people with type 1 diabetes across the country will benefit from life changing glucose monitors on the NHS.

To coincide with World Diabetes Day, Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, is announcing action to end the current variation patients in some parts of the country are facing to access Freestyle Libre.

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. More.....