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FreeStyle Libre sensors shortage

By February 22, 2020November 8th, 2020arch

Parliamentary Question Answered on: Wednesday 19 February 2020

Department of Health & Social Care

Paul Girvan (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on people with diabetes of the slow-down in production and shipping of Freestyle Libre glucose monitoring sensors from Abbott; and if he will make statement. [745]

Jo Churchill (Bury St Edmunds) The Department is aware of current supply issues with the Freestyle Libre glucose monitoring sensors and it is maintaining regular contact with the supplier Abbott to re-establish the reliable supply of this product.

This is a temporary disruption caused by increases in demand and we have already seen steady progress to improve the situation over the recent weeks.

The information provided refers to the National Health Service in England only.


InDependent Diabetes Trust