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£1.5m insulin pump boost revealed in Scotland

12 April 2012

JDRF welcomes the news that there is to be a £1.5 million boost in Scotland to provide more young people with insulin pumps. This is exciting news for young people with type 1 in Scotland. The funding will ensure more people have access to life-changing equipment such as insulin pumps, which can help people with type 1 to manage their condition effectively.

Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the investment would help to ensure that a pledge to make insulin pumps available to 480 children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes is met by the end of March next year.

David Newman, Head of Public Affairs at JDRF said: “JDRF commends Scotland on leading the way on providing better access to insulin pumps. It is crucial that England and other regions follow suit. It is vital that people with type 1 can manage their condition and look after their health, whilst we search for the cure.

We are passionate about raising awareness of type 1 and are looking forward to hosting our first ever lobbying event, Type 1 Parliament. On 25 April we will push for greater investment into type 1 diabetes medical research.” 

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