MHRA Warning: don’t change your insulin devices without medical advice

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been made aware that people with diabetes have been approached directly by a manufacturer or other organisation inviting them to trial a new insulin delivery system.

The MHRA warn that it is crucial that people do not suddenly stop using or change their insulin device, including pens and pumps, without first discussing it with their diabetes specialist. Stopping using or changing insulin devices can risk low or high blood glucose levels, the wrong insulin dose and risk the development of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life threatening complication of diabetes.

If you are unsure or have any questions, you should speak to your qualified healthcare professional.