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Diabetes patients denied life-changing device, UK charity says

Use of flash glucose monitoring is subject to approval by local health bodies

Thousands of people in the UK with diabetes are being denied new life-changing technology that helps them to safely manage their condition, reducing the risk of serious complications, according to a leading charity.

Flash glucose monitoring uses a small sensor on the skin that records blood sugar levels continuously and can be read whenever needed. It is more convenient, less painful and provides more information than the traditional method of monitoring blood glucose levels through a finger prick test.

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