Life-changing devices not being provided for diabetics
MINISTERS should hold health boards to account over why so few diabetics are provided with a “life-changing” electronic treatment device, it was claimed last night.
An insulin pump – about the size of a pack cards – dispenses measured amounts of insulin directly into the body and reduces the need for insulin injections from several times a day to just once or twice a week.
More than 26,000 people in Scotland suffer from type 1 diabetes, but only 326 use an insulin pump, and there are huge disparities between health boards.
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