HEALTH chiefs are hoping to save £2.5 million by changing the way thousands of diabetes patients monitor their own condition. They want to stop the use of expensive glucose strips for people who can manage their condition through diet and exercise. […]
Alastair Paisley, Pentlands Conservative councillor who was diagnosed with the condition in 2001, said: “When I first received the kit I used it about twice a week to make sure everything was okay. But as time went on I used it less, to the point where months go by without it. So when I got the letter saying the NHS hoped to save money by taking people off these I wholly agreed.
This dog thinks Alastair Paisley is an idiot. Woof!
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