Theresa May's diabetes patch not available to all patients


Patients with diabetes denied Theresa's life change
patch: postal code lottery means device that monitors
glucose levels without finger prick tests is not
available to everyone. A few weeks ago, George Hakes saw Theresa May wearing a £ 2 coin-size diabetes patch on television. George Hakes saw it as a hopeful sign that he could soon get one in the NHS. , used in the upper arm, continuously controls glucose levels. The results can be read using a device that scans through the clothing, reducing the need for finger prick blood tests. For the 350,000 people in the United Kingdom who have type 1 diabetes, these tests must be done throughout the day, before and after eating and exercising, and before driving, to control dangerously low or high blood sugar levels. George, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 11, needed to inject insulin about six times a day and was measuring his blood sugar up to ten times a day with a finger prick test. "It takes a long time and it's painful and it does not give you an accurate picture of your blood sugar over time, right then and there," says George, 27, a local government official who lives in Cambridge. Teresa, Mays, diabetes, patch, no, available, patients

Video credits to Health Channel YouTube channel





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