Petition Improve access to blood glucose testing for type 2 diabetes

Self testing of blood glucose levels is an essential tool in helping people with Type 2 diabetes to manage their condition, to prevent complications, to reduce dependency on medication and improve overall quality of life.

-The undersigned agree with and support the following statement:

Access to blood glucose testing on prescription should be offered to EVERY person with type 2 diabetes as part of the structured education that the NICE guidelines recommend.

This facility should be ongoing to enable people with type 2 diabetes to best manage their health on a permanent basis. It is recognised that ongoing testing on certain medication regimes may need to be provided on a reduced basis according to the requirements of the individual patient.

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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

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