Monday, 6 March 2017

Treatment of Diabetes

Independent TD Thomas Pringle told the Dáil that €800 million could be saved on the treatment of diabetes, if patients had access to insulin pumps.

He said there are 666 patients in County Donegal with Type 1 diabetes, but only 20 have access to insulin pumps and that €1.3bn a year was spent on treating diabetes with €800 million on treating complications.
The Tánaiste said she would ask the Minister for Health to liaise directly with Mr. Pringle regarding the situation in County Donegal and added that additional funding had been given to primary care centres, for specialist interventions in diabetes.

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