People with diabetes can benefit from Priority Services Register

The January and February cold snaps saw temperatures drop below freezing in certain areas of the UK, but a free support service called the Priority Services Register is providing help for people with diabetes and those in vulnerable situations.

The combination of cold weather and diabetes can be challenging for several reasons, including making it harder to draw blood from cold fingers for finger-prick tests. And during the cost-of-living crisis and the rise in energy prices over the past year, many people are now paying more for their gas and electricity to keep their homes warm.

Fortunately, people with diabetes are eligible to ask their energy supplier to add them to the Priority Services Register, a free 24-hour support service that provides help to people in vulnerable situations if there is a power cut or the gas or electricity supply is interrupted. The Register offers: advanced notice of scheduled power cuts; priority support in an emergency; and priority support when calling network operators.

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