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NHS to provide flash glucose monitoring for people with Type 1 diabetes

The NHS today announced action which will bring an end to the current postcode lottery that patients are facing to access Freestyle Libre. The change in policy will come into effect on 1 April 2019, and could benefit tens of thousands of people. 

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Flash is the most important tool I have to manage my diabetes

Erin, 46, from Twickenham, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. She has been self-funding flash glucose monitoring for a year.

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“If it wasn’t for my mum, I would have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes by now”

Seeing his mum struggle to manage her Type 2 diabetes pushed Phylex, 44, to warn others about the risks of developing it. Now a Diabetes UK Community Champion, he educates fellow bus drivers on the importance of eating well and keeping active to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and other heal

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