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APPG meeting to discuss access to type 1 technology

By Editor
14th March 2019
Care planning, Technology Type 1 diabetes

Innovation and technology and how it can help people with type 1 diabetes will be discussed at the next All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes.

 Dr John Todd, Professor of Precision Medicine at the University of Oxford and Dr Sufyan Hussain, Consultant Diabetes Physician at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, will lead the meeting on Thursday, March 28. 

Recent figures show that despite the significant risks of the condition, 57 per cent of people with type 1 diabetes still do not get their eight basic health checks every year. This means only one in five people with the condition are meeting their recommended treatment targets.

The main aim of the APPG meeting is to will discuss how those who need it can get access to life-changing technology, such as the closed-loop delivery system, also known as the artificial pancreas.

Academics, specialists and healthcare professionals will provide information on the supporting evidence, challenges and opportunities surrounding this issue. For those who would like to attend, email diabetes-appg@outlook.com  

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