Libre Sensors are on prescription for Adults in Gloucestershire but not children, Parents are being forced to pay around £100 per month to help keep their child safe.
Include children in the Libre prescription scope.
My granddaughter is Type 1 Diabetic. My granddaughter has been able to use the Libre device, the same that that Theresa May wears on her arm. This enables a scan that removes the need to constantly stab yourself with a needle to take a blood test result.
My granddaughter finds the Libre invaluable especially at night as a quick scan can show her results and if she's low she can eat to bring her level up (that can save her life).
These Libres cost around £50 and last 2 weeks so a monthly cost of £100. Ironically the test strips for stabbing are expensive and not needed regularly if the Libre is used but are available on prescription for children.
Why then has the Local Gloucestershire Health authority only giving prescriptions for adults? How can you justify this?
I also hear in the recent news as this subject portrayed as a postcode lottery.