Diabetes UK is calling for increased funding for diabetes tech, so that more people living with diabetes can access the tech they need – and you can help by emailing the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced £559m to modernise NHS technology. However, the charity needs to know that people with diabetes will benefit from this investment, and that this will mean more funding for diabetes tech.
As the pandemic continues to affect regular diabetes care, it’s more important than ever that people have the tech they need to help self-manage their diabetes more confidently. The government must make sure people with diabetes have not been forgotten.
Diabetes UK says that providing this vital funding for diabetes technologies would mean:
- Local areas can build on the progress made in recent years, expanding criteria for diabetes technology, so anybody with diabetes who would benefit from using Flash, insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitoring can do so.
- An end to the postcode lottery, so access to diabetes technologies is based on your need, and not on where you live.
- Making training available so healthcare professionals can take advantage of all diabetes technologies, and support people with diabetes to use them effectively.
Find out more and get involved HERE.