Diabetes patients denied new device in ‘postcode lottery’ rollout

Investigation reveals 25 of 195 CCGs in England have not issued glucose monitoring devices

Tens of thousands of people living with type 1 diabetes in England are being refused access to devices that could improve lives, an investigation has revealed, with experts claiming that the situation amounts to a “postcode lottery”.

About 400,000 people in the UK have type 1 diabetes – an autoimmune condition where the body does not produce insulin, leading to glucose not being taken up by cells and potentially reaching dangerously high levels in the blood.

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