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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03762: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.