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Diabetes: Medical Equipment

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people with diabetes who have not gained access to blood testing strips and blood glucose testing equipment; and if she will make a statement. (128716)

Data are not collected on the numbers of people who have not gained access to blood glucose testing strips and blood glucose testing equipment.

Blood glucose testing strips are available on national health service prescriptions and are available free of charge to people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes whose condition is controlled by insulin or tablets.