Insulin in the event of no-deal Brexit

Diabetes charities call on the government to provide concrete detail on access to insulin in the event of no-deal Brexit. In a joint statement, Diabetes UK and JDRF have said that, without more detail, they cannot say a no-deal Brexit will be safe for people reliant on insulin. The charities have re-stated the need for the Government to urgently provide concrete detail on its plans to ensure no interruption to the availability of insulin and other medical supplies in the event of a no-deal.

Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK and Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF, have made the following statement: “We are increasingly hearing from worried people who do not feel reassured by existing published guidance on this issue. With the information available to date, we feel unable to fully alleviate their concerns. We want to reassure people but – based on the information currently available – we cannot say with confidence that people will be able to get the insulin and other medical supplies they need in the event of a no-deal Brexit.”

Both Diabetes UK and JDRF have published information on their websites with the latest on Brexit, to answer the concerns people may have about access to insulin and other medical supplies such as test strips, needles, and insulin pump and glucose monitoring cannulas, all of which are essential in diabetes management.

Diabetes UK has also developed a new contact form available specifically for people living with or affected by diabetes to share their concerns about Brexit and medicine supplies.

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