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Diabetes costing the NHS £1 Million per hour

Alarming figures show that one in six people in a hospital bed has Diabetes, and this is now costing the NHS more than £1million per hour. Experts say ‘millions of Britons are not getting the help they need to manage the illness which is consuming a tenth of the NHS budget and can lead to potentially fatal complications such as Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA); where there is a persistently high level of glucose and a severe lack of insulin (although DKA is most common in people with Typ
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Diabetes Prescriptions – Government introducing new rules to stop patients being fined

In England, people aged between 18 and 60 who use insulin or tablets to manage their diabetes are entitled to claim free prescriptions, but must apply for and present a valid medical exemption certificate. A lack of awareness amongst people with diabetes has led to a common, and understandable misconception, that having diabetes treated by medication or insulin alone was the criteria for claiming free prescriptions. Despite the large proportion of people with diabetes and healthcare professiona
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