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Patients at the centre of prescription decisions: Will it benefit you?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that patients should be put at the “centre” of drug prescription decisions. The guidelines could have a big effect on how diabetes medication is prescribed.

Patient-centred approaches have benefits and drawbacks, advocates and critics. But how will it affect you?

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I’ve lost my long-acting insulin pen, what do I do?

This was the position I found myself in on Friday night. A good night out but somewhere along the line of the evening my insulin pen had gone missing.

Luckily I have a spare pen, unluckily it was safely tucked away in another location.

It’s a bit of a pain that certain insulins don’t work in certain pens or I could have got through the weekend by using one pen for two insulins. I was able to speak to the out of hours doctor who was very helpful and informed that I’d be able to visit the hospital’s ‘walk-in-centre’. However, the nearest hospital was sufficiently far away not to be accessible for me -or at least not without an expensive taxi ride.

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