New benefits for people with diabetes

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Citation

(2000), "New benefits for people with diabetes", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2000.01730dab.010

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


New benefits for people with diabetes

New benefits for people with diabetes

From 1 March 2000, GPs will be able to prescribe insulin pen needles and re-usable insulin pens to the 400,000 people in the UK who inject insulin. Injection pens are easier and more convenient to use than syringes and the needles which fit them are smaller and more comfortable. They can be used one-handed and contain two or three days' supply of insulin and the dose is simply selected on a dial. Unfortunately this announcement applies only to England.