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NHS to roll out life-changing glucose monitors to all Type 1 diabetes patients – NHS England

Wednesday, 31 August, 2022

NHS to roll out life-changing glucose monitors to all Type 1 diabetes patients – NHS England

NHS England patients with Type 1 diabetes will now be eligible for life-changing continuous glucose monitors after the health service secured a new cut-price deal.

The wearable arm gadget sends information to a mobile app and allows diabetes patients to keep track of their glucose levels at all times without having to scan or take a finger prick test.

Traditionally, continuous glucose monitors are more expensive than their flash monitor counterparts – which record glucose levels by scanning a sensor – but thanks to the NHS agreeing on a new cost-effective deal with manufacturers DEXCOM, they will now be available for NHS patients on prescription at a similar price.

Read more at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2022/08/nhs-to-roll-out-life-changing-glucose-monitors-to-all-type-1-diabetes-patients/

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