Finger prick testing. It's a bloody pain.
There are at least 3.3 million finger pricks done by people living with diabetes in the UK every day.
We know finger pricking is for many people necessary and often complimentary to managing their diabetes, but new flash glucose monitoring could mean that for some, unnecessary finger pricking is a thing of the past.
This revolutionary technology helps people to safely manage their condition, reducing the risk of serious diabetes related complications such as amputation and blindness.
Six months ago, the NHS announced it could be made available across the UK. Yet over 50 % of areas in England and Scotland still don’t have access – creating an unfair postcode lottery.
We’re urgently calling on decision makers in Scotland and England to give access to this life-changing technology to those who can benefit, no matter where they live.
Join the #FightForFlash today. Find out how many times you’ve pricked your finger in your life, and send this number to show them just how important flash is.
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. She made this video to tell her story.
People’s health should not depend on a cruel 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for Flash today and contact your MP or MSP.