Diabetes UK

Flash – campaigning for life-changing technology

Thanks to all your hard work and amazing support, we’re delighted to announce that from November 2017, Flash Glucose Monitoring will now be made available on the NHS.

This is going to revolutionise the way people monitor their blood sugar levels and manage their diabetes. And it wouldn’t have been possible without our supporters who joined the Flash campaign. Together, we’ve made change happen. We really couldn’t have done it without you, so thank you.

A major victory for people with diabetes

Flash Glucose Monitoring (also called Flash GM) is a new technology that is potentially life-changing for many people with diabetes.

It’s a small sensor that you wear just under your skin. It stores your blood glucose levels (or blood sugar levels) continuously and you can access them by scanning the sensor whenever you want to. This can free people living with diabetes from the pain of frequent finger-prick testing, making it easier to keep on top of blood sugar levels.

Until now, only people who could afford this technology could use it.

We think everyone with diabetes should have access to the right technology to support them. That’s why we’ve been campaigning with you, for Flash Glucose Monitoring to be free on the NHS.

What’s next?

But this isn’t the time to put our feet up. The fight for Flash is only just beginning. Getting access to flash glucose monitoring wherever you live in the UK will now depend on local NHS decision makers.

We need your help. We’ve shown the difference we can make when we fight together, so join our campaign to make sure that access to Flash is a reality.