You are entitled to a continuous glucose meter – which patients can use to monitor their blood sugar levels blood sugar via an app without having to do a fingerprint test or scan with another type of monitor.
It is hoped that wider use of the technology will help patients manage their problems Condition better while reducing illness and hospitalizations.
In March, the UK Health Service announced that patients with the condition would be eligible flash monitors – which use similar technology but require it Patients to repeatedly scan the device in their arm to check their vital statistics.
These are traditionally cheaper than the continuous monitors, but the NHS said it has struck a deal with manufacturer DEXCOM to use the continuous monitors at a similar price.
The device uses a bottle cap-sized sensor that attaches to your arm to take measurements glucose levelss from just under the skin.
dr Partha Kar, National Expert Advisor on Diabetes and Obesity, said: “This is a big step forward for type 1 diabetes Care and these monitors will be life-changing for anyone with the disease – giving them more choices to manage their condition in the most convenient way – as well as the best opportunities for a healthier life, reducing the risk of hospitalization and related diseases is reduced diabeteswhich in turn eases the pressure on broader NHS services.
“The new deal also delivers on our commitment to bring the latest cutting-edge medical technology to patients at the best value for taxpayers – and save millions for the NHS for years to come.”
Former Prime Minister Theresa May who has type 1 diabetes himself, commented on the option and called it “transformational”.
She added: “This is another important step for the NHS in treating people with type 1 diabetes. CGM makes a huge difference for people with diabetes – it’s truly transformative.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/20593881.type-1-diabetes-patients-england-offered-glucose-monitor-nhs/?ref=rss Patients with type 1 diabetes in England to be offered a glucose monitor on NHS