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PE01619: Access to Continuous Glucose Monitoring


Petitioner: Stuart Knox


Date Lodged: 13 October 2016

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make continuous glucose monitoring sensors, such as Freestyle Libre, available under prescription to all patients with type 1 diabetes.

Petition History:


24 November 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Diabetes UK and to undertake engagement to gather the views of people affected by type 1 diabetes. Link to Official Report 24 November 2016

2 March 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 2 March 2017 

11 May 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and to defer further consideration of the petition until the Committee holds its fact-finding visit. Link to Official Report 11 May 2017

21 September 2017: The Committee agreed to invite the Scottish Government to provide evidence at a future meeting and to invite the petitioner to make a written submission in light of the Scottish Government's most recent submission. Link to Official Report 21 September 2017

Written Submissions: 


Please help Type 1 diabetics gain better control of blood sugars. We are asking the Scottish Parliament to consider the supply of Continuous Glucose Monitors on the NHS. Currently it costs a diabetic around 40-60 pounds for a sensor, which only lasts between 5 and 14 days.

These sensors make a massive difference when a diabetic can monitor sugar levels as often as they need without the need for constant finger pricking. With this monitor they can have more frequent information, can see at a glance their blood sugar levels over a period of time, therefore they can have better control over their diabetes. It really does make a difference. Please take a minute to sign this petition and help make that difference. 

Live in England but support this petition . If Scotland is enlightened enough perhaps England will follow

Wendy Harris

12:12 on 10 Oct 2016

This is a matter of life or death and should be considered an essential Type 1 Diabetic monitering tool kit essential. Great invention takes the stress,anxiety and the right to every individuals LIFE

Angela Sharkey

23:01 on 09 Oct 2016

I have been type 1 diabetic for 40 years and no longer have any warning signs of hypos which is extremely dangerous but I have been refused funding for a CGM despite the serious situations I have been in and paramedics being called out several times to get me out of life threatening hypos

Margaret Oliphant

17:31 on 05 Oct 2016

Because these devices measure continuously, it makes it much, much easier to catch a rapid drop in blood sugar long before it gets anywhere near being dangerously low. For a diabetic, that is priceless.

Scott Cownie

20:35 on 04 Oct 2016

My daughter hates pricking her fingers every day with needles she also has injections several times a day, this would make life a little better for her, I live with 2 type 1 diabetics and if this makes life a little easier for them then so be it..

Hilary Ross

14:36 on 27 Sep 2016

My son and daughter are both Type 1 and to be able to keep an eye on blood sugar levels with this would make a massive difference to their lives. Good luck with this petition.

Ann-Marie Nicolson

21:34 on 26 Sep 2016

Please - this would make my little girls life a little bit easier!


21:21 on 26 Sep 2016

Please consider funding to make this available on NHS.

Gail Joyce

7:50 on 26 Sep 2016

Surely this should be available free. Cost should never come into people's health and wellbeing

Isla Anderson

22:08 on 25 Sep 2016

Let's help if we can folks

Ann-Marie Macaskill

22:27 on 23 Sep 2016

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