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Thousands more patients with type 1 diabetes are getting flash glucose devices, data show

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 07 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5895
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The number of patients with type 1 diabetes who are receiving “flash” glucose monitoring devices on the NHS has increased markedly since NHS England told clinical commissioning groups to end the postcode lottery, show figures released to The BMJ.

Last year a BMJ investigation found that tens of thousands of patients were being denied the potential benefits of the devices because they were not being recommended in some areas.1

The national specialty adviser for diabetes, Partha Kar, said that The BMJ’s investigation had influenced NHS England’s decision to issue new advice to CCGs in its NHS long term …

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