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Testing times for people with diabetes

Diabetes UK has published Testing Times, a report highlighting the problems with test strips at local surgeries. The report found that one in four people had either experienced restrictions or were refused test strips on the NHS compared to one in five four years ago.

The UK wide survey also found that 52% of people experiencing problems getting test strips had type 1 diabetes, which is of particular concern as NICE recommends all adults with type 1 should routinely monitor their blood glucose levels, testing at least four times a day.