By Chris King • 28 August 2021 • 2:17
Diabetics in Spain can benefit from a new glucose monitoring device.
A NEW glucose monitoring device will be available to help diabetics in Spain that significantly reduces the number of punctures
New continuous real-time glucose monitoring devices that significantly reduce the number of punctures, are already included in the portfolio of services of the Spanish National Health System, and will be available to more than 23,000 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus throughout the country.
In a press release on Friday, August 27, The Ministry of Health explained that the inclusion of these devices in the common portfolio allows public financing of them to patients who need them, and provides equity in their access throughout the national territory.
As reported by Health, patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and risk of severe hypoglycemia, who require intensive insulin therapy and perform at least six digital punctures a day, will be able to benefit from these new devices.
Approved by the Interterritorial Health Council, these new devices are incorporated into those currently available as alternatives to blood glucose test strips in the National Health System, “which will guarantee equitable access to all patients who need it”, said a spokesperson for the Ministry.
The deadline agreed for their incorporation by the autonomous communities of financing monitoring systems MCG-TR, in diabetics in Spain who meet the requirements, is June 30, 2022, as reported by 20minutos.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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