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Next meeting: Access to Technology

Next meeting: 12th September 2017, 2:30-4pm, House of Commons


While new technology offers the hope of making diabetes more manageable, often these innovations do not reach the people who need it the most.

  • A recent survey found that 27 per cent of  respondents have been refused a prescription for blood glucose test strips or have had the number of test strips on their prescription restricted.
  • In addition, 66 per cent of respondents were given no choice of blood glucose meter. One in four were not happy with the meter provided.
  • There is significant variation in the availability of pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology.
  • Flash Glucose Monitoring is currently only available for those who can pay privately.

It is time diabetes technology is more accessible to everyone with diabetes who could benefit from their use.

The APPG will hear from healthcare professionals and people with diabetes about why diabetes technology is essential; what progresses and innovations are on the horizon; and what can we do to ensure everyone can access the technology they need to live a happy and healthy life with diabetes.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing diabetes-appg@outlook.com. Due to limits on room capacity, please note that admittance will be on a first come, first served and one organisation, one person basis.


Call for evidence: If you have an experience or best practice to share, please contribute to our report and send in a written submission to diabetes-appg@outlook.com until midnight August 31st.

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