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I have been treated as a diabetic for over 25 years now, initially thought to be type 1 and given fast acting insulin for many years, but then re-assessed as type 2 and treated with a combination of metformin, byetta and insultard for the past 6 years, which initially came as quite a shock.
Although my blood sugar control is generally quite good, I have recently been reading about Victoza once a day injections, now licenced in the USA. as an alternative to the twice daily bayetta injections. Apparently the initial tests indicate better blood sugar control, although there is still a minor question regarding a possible link with certain types of cancer and increased risk of pancreatitis.
If anyone out there is currently taking this medication, or has any further information about availability in the UK I would like to hear from them.
I recently purchased the blood glucose sensor system, which is absolutely fantastic.
Unfortunately the sensor pad on your arm needs to be replaced every 14 days at a cost of £70.
As you no longer need conventional blood testing strips, is this technology ever likely to be available on NHS prescription?