JDRF and Diabetes UK issued a joint statement to the diabetes community on UK supplies of insulin in the build-up to the UK’s trade negotiations with the European Union.
“We want to reassure you that we’ve been speaking regularly to the main insulin manufacturers – and they’ve recently assured us again that they already have stockpiles on UK soil, which exceed the six weeks’ supply the government has recommended, and have also established alternate delivery routes into the UK.
“We’re urging people with diabetes not to stockpile insulin or other diabetes medicines themselves. Doing this can disrupt supplies for everyone, and put others who need these medications at risk. However, we do recommend that people reorder medicine supplies early, and don’t wait until they’re about to run out – in case there are any local delays in getting a new prescription filled.
“Over the coming weeks, we’ll be keeping in close contact with suppliers and with the government, to make sure that the safety and wellbeing of people with diabetes is a top priority.”