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Patients missing out on blood glucose test strips

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The national clinical director for diabetes has urged practices to ensure patients with type 1 diabetes have supplies of blood glucose test strips, following reports that people are missing out on prescriptions.

An open letter signed by Dr Rowan Hillson and other DH officials warned it is 'essential' patients are prescribed sufficient self-blood glucose measurement test strips amid rising cases of ketoacidosis. The warning was issued after an all-party parliamentary group meeting with health minister Anna Soubry.

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