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Help us fight for Flash

Finger pricks, test strips and blood drips. It's a bloody pain. #FightForFlash

Finger prick testing. It's a bloody pain.

We’re urgently calling on decision makers in Scotland and England to give access to Flash Glucose Monitoring technology to everyone who can benefit, no matter where they live.

For people living with diabetes flash technology can be life-changing. It lets you check blood glucose levels by scanning a sensor fitted on your arm. This can help reduce the number of finger prick checks, allows you to see trends in glucose levels and can lead to better diabetes management. This, in turn, can reduce the risk of serious complications.

In November 2017, the NHS announced flash glucose monitoring would be available, in principle, across the UK. Yet around 50 % of areas in England and Scotland still don’t have access. 

Thousands of people have already joined the fight to end this unfair postcode lottery - and with their help, we’ve pushed local decision makers to say yes to flash in their areas. 


But there’s still more to be done. We won’t stop until everyone who can benefit from flash has access to this revolutionary technology.

Join the #FightForFlash today.

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Erin's story

Flash helps Erin better control her diabetes and has made her life easier. She said "Flash improved my life literally within a few days... I no longer live with that fear of diabetes." But she has to self-fund it. 

 

People’s health should not depend on an unfair postcode lottery.
That’s why we’re campaigning to make sure every person with diabetes, no matter where they live, can access the care and treatments they need to safely manage their condition.

Join the fight

 

Is Flash Glucose Monitoring in your area?

To help you find out the situation where you live we’ve created the Flash Map. Just scroll to your local area, click the icon and find out the situation locally.

This map is created with information passed to us by people with diabetes, Diabetes UK teams on the ground and charities JDRF and INPUT.

If you have further information you want to share about local policies – please contact policy@diabetes.org.uk

People’s health should not depend on an unfair postcode lottery.

That’s why we’re campaigning to make sure every person with diabetes, no matter where they live, can access the care and treatments needed to safely manage their condition. 

Join the fight

 

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