Before people in your area can get flash technology (FreeStyle Libre) on prescription, your local NHS leaders need to agree their own policies. Frustratingly, this will mean that the situation is different depending on where you live. Diabetes UK does not want to see a postcode lottery in accessing the technology. To help you find out the situation in your area the charity has created a Flash Map. This shows the decisions on access in each area that we are aware of. Just scroll to your local area, click the icon and find out the situation locally. www.diabetes.org.uk/FlashMap
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