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People with Type 1 Diabetes to be offered artificial pancreas by NHS

Updated: Apr 19

People in the UK with type 1 diabetes to be offered new technology being rolled out by the NHS.

An artificial pancreas uses a sensor to monitor a person's blood glucose, then automatically adjusts the amount of insulin to give them through a pump. It will mean some people with type 1 diabetes won't need to inject themselves with insulin.

NHS England have published a 5 year implementation strategy which sets out a timeline of how local systems will give the new technology to eligible patients.

If you are eligible, you will be contacted by NHS England.

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