Date lodged: 13 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on giving people with type 1 diabetes free access to blood glucose monitoring technology such as the Abbott Freestyle Libre.
Answered by: Shona Robison 8 November 2016
We expect clinicians to follow appropriate national clinical guidelines and standards to ensure that continuous blood glucose monitoring technology is accessible to those who would clinically benefit from it.
Work is currently on-going to develop a national approach for the use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices in Scotland, as we recognise the speed of development of this technology.