NHS to roll out glucose monitors to all Type 1 diabetes patients

NHS England patients with Type 1 diabetes will now be eligible for life-changing continuous glucose monitors after the health service secured a new cut-price deal. These wearable arm gadgets send information to a mobile app and allow diabetes patients to keep track of their glucose levels at all times without having to scan or take a finger prick test.

Traditionally, continuous glucose monitors are more expensive than flash monitors, but the new deal between the NHS and Dexcom ONE manufacturers DEXCOM ensures that they will now be available for NHS patients on prescription at a similar price.

This wider rollout of the technology will help people with diabetes manage the condition better and ease pressure off the NHS.

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