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New publicity on finger prick tests for type 1 diabetes 

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(11th February 2013)


Importance of finger prick tests in managing Type 1 diabetes highlighted Healthcare professionals are being reminded of the importance of finger prick glucose testing for people living with Type 1 diabetes.

Various points are being highlighted in the reminder these include:

  • The requirements placed upon those with Type 1 diabetes by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLC)
  • differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • The essential role of the test in helping those with Type 1 to remain safe, and to cope with the demands of day-to-day life with diabetes.

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